Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 3 years ago

    It is time the United States came into the real world and started electing our presidents with a popular vote. It is what we demand of emerging democratic nations, it should be good enough for us.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    For once I actually have to agree not only with you, but also with the other side (bipartisanship anyone?). Yes, the electoral college is generally fair, but it would be better from a standpoint of actual democracy to at least start to make national elections truly national by having any national election be truly one-voter = one vote!!

    And if it were to be that such elections would have to be so very important, then perhaps the winners should have to have a true majority of at least some 55%?

    That would certainly keep the races interesting, if nothing else!!

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    The problem is not the actual number of voters in any given state. It is the number of fully decided voters in any given state. As California usually is a “Blue” state and therefore votes Democrat in a national election, and Mississippi is usually a “Red” state and therefore votes Republican in most national elections. The votes in those states become relatively unimportant when compared to a state that is more an undecided state, such as Ohio. Therefore, in reality the votes in Ohio are more important than the votes in either California or Mississippi in a national election. And that IS the problem with the electoral college system!

  4. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 3 years ago

    ruff,,,, I’ll do that and prohibit politicians from becoming lobbyists for at least 10 years after leaving their elected positions.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    the “swing state” thing gets ridiculous. If anyone woke up with a brain in the midwest, those states would all turn to blue this time out.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    No, in the Electoral College each state gets one vote.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    That is funny N-G.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    Good Heavens, after all the totally anti President Obama posts by Ima here, I can not say that I would blame him for not wanting to go anywhere near such a person. It is hard enough to put up with someone like Ima on these comment boards!!

    Tell me honestly Ima, have you EVER had a reasonable and even kind word for President Obama?

    And before you start to refer to the kind of words sometimes used against the former President GW Bush, know that I at least never went along with totally taking hits on even him (although I disagreed with many of his policies), I did post that I also found some things that he did well!!

  9. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 3 years ago

    Wisconsin isn’t even a toss up state and never was. But lyan (Gilligan) Ryan’s house seat is secure.

  10. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 3 years ago

    The state of mental derangement is not an actual state of the union despite the number of Right Wingers located there.

  11. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, almost 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Actually the electoral college was intentionally jiggered to advantage (slightly) the smaller states over the bigger ones. You get votes equal to the # of congressment + # of senators; since every state, no matter how small, gets 2 senators they small states gets a bump in influence over what they would have had based on population alone.

    So it would be more accurate to say a vote in Wyoming is worth ~1.1-2 votes in California.

  12. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, almost 3 years ago

    Don’t be stupid. Wisconsin and Colorado are solid Obama.

  13. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Why, so we can be a bankrupt, train wreck, inefficient, corrupt, producing population dwindling, mess like yours? Take a look in the mirror and stop insulting those who you disagree with.

  14. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 3 years ago

    @SpicyNacho

    Practice what you screech.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Anyone notice that all the “righites” on this site, or in the U.S. political arena, are in a state of denial about everything that happened during "W"’s reign? Oh, right, none of it was “his fault”.

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