Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich

Real Life Adventures

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  1. ztuhcsna

    ztuhcsna said, over 2 years ago

    Why do we still have the electoral college anyways?

  2. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 2 years ago

    Oh. Like Cricket, then. And “dating”.

  3. David Borck

    David Borck said, over 2 years ago

    Sneaky Bucherr has no clue about why the EC exsts and how it operates.

  4. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    Sneaky Bucher: Find the nearest Green Party and get involved. They are one of the few supporting this. They also want instant runoff: vote for first, second, etc. choice. Loser is dropped and other choices redistributed until someone gets a majority (not just a plurality). This way, you get someone most can at least stand, rather than one most don’t want.
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    David Borck: Maybe he does and you don’t. It was forced by small states who wanted more power to restrict large states’ power or they wouldn’t ratify the Constitution. It operates by giving a plurality total control of each state’s choice of president. It also serves to keep the executive branch out of any input by The People, whom the rich do not trust.

  5. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 2 years ago

    @hippogriff

    good luck with the constitutional amendment. You’d have better luck at the state level changing to a “proportional” awarding of electoral votes by state vote. (some DO it that way now, I think)

  6. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, over 2 years ago

    Those wanting a ‘popular vote’ are probably from one of those populous blue states (you know who you are.) If only after the popular vote, candidates would basically only have to campaign in (and care about) 5 states. The electoral college is actually a very good way to include ALL the states. If Popular vote was used this past election, the results would have been muuuuch closer than it looks like with the electoral college.

    62.1 Million Vs 58.8 Million (popular) 51% vs 49%
    332 Vs 206 (elector college) 62% vs 38%

  7. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Rules? In a knife fight?

  8. David Borck

    David Borck said, over 2 years ago

    ‘squirrelchaser’ stated some excellent facts on this, while ‘hippogriff’ merely rehashed some old biases. Actually, giving added power to the STATES (federalism) is a good idea.

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