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Stuart Carlson

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    And it’s kind of how the Electoral college works, too. One vote in California is worth ten in..oh, say Wyoming!
    One man=one vote? Don’t bet on it…

  2. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 2 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.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    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!!

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    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!

  5. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Justice22

    And while you are at it, get rid of any 60% majority, gerrymandering, filibusters, and holds by a single lawmaker. And cut the time and money for election campaigns.

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ruff

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

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 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.

  8. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Justice22

    Good luck with that.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

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

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    That is funny N-G.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @Eryx

    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!!

  12. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 2 years ago

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

  13. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

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

  14. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 1 year 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.

  15. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, over 1 year ago

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

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