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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls eliminating Electoral College more 'theoretical than real'

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg characterized calls for eliminating the Electoral College as more “theoretical than real.” The justice commented on the proposed changes to the U.S. Constitution that some progressive lawmakers have been pushing during an appearance Monday at the University of Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s largely a dream because our Constitution is … hard to amend,” Justice Ginsburg said. “I know that from experience.” https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...minating-elec/
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    but but but TRUMP
    all these decades it has worked just fine, that is until the EC got Trump elected
    For waltky: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    but but but TRUMP
    all these decades it has worked just fine, that is until the EC got Trump elected
    Don't forget, it also got us bush.
    I'm baaaaaaaaaaack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    but but but TRUMP
    all these decades it has worked just fine, that is until the EC got Trump elected
    How quickly you forget.

    From 2013:

    From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, Republicans who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing laws that give the winner of a state's popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. They instead want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president.

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus endorsed the idea this week, and other Republican leaders also support it -- suggesting that the effort may be gaining momentum.
    There are other signs that Republican state legislators, governors and veteran political strategists are seriously considering making the shift as the GOP looks to rebound from presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Electoral College shellacking and the demographic changes that threaten the party's long-term political prospects.
    "It's something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at," Priebus told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, emphasizing that each state must decide for itself.


    Democrats are outraged at the potential change.




    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rep...dential-losses

    The losing party has been whining about the EC for years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Don't forget, it also got us bush.
    yep, it did, but that was the first year in many I didn't vote for the standard runner. I voted independent.
    For waltky: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    How quickly you forget.

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    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rep...dential-losses

    The losing party has been whining about the EC for years
    Maybe, but we didn't try to hang the winner.................or try to overthrow the election results
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    Maybe, but we didn't try to hang the winner.................or try to overthrow the election results
    Moar drama, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Don't forget, it also got us bush.
    And Rutherford B. Hayes
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    The Electoral College is fine as is. It accomplishes exactly what was intended.

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    the system is designed to give all a voice and all a vote and to make sure populous states do not rule unopposed over less populous states. It is the same reasoning that each State has 2 Senators. I do not see it ever changing because any proposed amendment would not be ratified by the smaller states.
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