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    Default Nevada bill giving electoral votes to popular-vote winner

    An attempt to undermine the founder's plan. The proposed bill would automatically give Nevada's electoral votes to the person who had garnered the NATIONAL popular vote, regardless of how the Nevada citizens voted. What do ya'll think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    An attempt to undermine the founder's plan. The proposed bill would automatically give Nevada's electoral votes to the person who had garnered the NATIONAL popular vote, regardless of how the Nevada citizens voted. What do ya'll think?

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/polit...ege/index.html
    I think if that bill passes the people in Nevada are retarded

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    An attempt to undermine the founder's plan. The proposed bill would automatically give Nevada's electoral votes to the person who had garnered the NATIONAL popular vote, regardless of how the Nevada citizens voted. What do ya'll think?

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/polit...ege/index.html

    Their state, they can decide how the electors will vote, their elected officials will be held accountable for the inevitable screwing that its voters are primed to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerfan View Post
    I think if that bill passes the people in Nevada are retarded
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    Quote Originally Posted by sick lids View Post
    Their state, they can decide how the electors will vote, their elected officials will be held accountable for the inevitable screwing that its voters are primed to get.
    x2.......… The founders weren't undermined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerfan View Post
    I think if that bill passes the people in Nevada are retarded
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    x2.......… The founders weren't undermined.
    as a Nevada resident of 25 years I have seen the state go from a solid Red State to a Blue one...the electorate has made some very poor choices, Harry Reid, Sharron Engle, John Ensign....along with my old high school classmate, who will remain nameless since she is no longer with us....

    I still dont like your use of the word retarded, in any context
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    I saw an article from the New York Times that said 15 states are trying to do the same thing.

    The article was written by Jose A. Del Real and Julie Turkewitz and was titled "Should the Electoral College Be Eliminated? 15 StatesAre Trying to Make it Obsolete

    They did say that legal challenges from the federal government would follow if any state makes this law. Just proves that Liberals will do ANYTHING to get and maintain control of this country! Something that is consistent with how Socialism has historically taken over countries....using whatever means are necessary to get what they want!



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    Quote Originally Posted by swampcollielover View Post
    I saw an article from the New York Times that said 15 states are trying to do the same thing.

    The article was written by Jose A. Del Real and Julie Turkewitz and was titled "[FONT="&amp]Should the Electoral College Be Eliminated? 15 StatesAre Trying to Make it Obsolete

    They did say that legal challenges from the federal government would follow if any state makes this law. Just proves that Liberals will do ANYTHING to get and maintain control of this country! Something that is consistent with how Socialism has historically taken over countries....using whatever means are necessary to get what they want!


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    Actually, this was a pretty bipartisan issue at one time.

    While the controversial 2000 election was still being decided, Gallup found that 61 percent of Americans — including 73 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of Republicans1 — preferred amending the Constitution to elect the popular vote winner. Only 35 percent of respondents preferred the current system. The partisan gap widened even further after the 2016 election: A few weeks after President Trump won the presidency while losing the popular vote, Gallup found that 49 percent of Americans preferred changing to a popular vote system, compared to 47 percent who wanted to keep the Electoral College, with 81 percent of Democrats supporting a change compared to just 19 percent of Republicans.2 Even given some space after that heated election, there remains a major partisan gap in opinion over how to elect a president — Pew Research found in March 2018 that 75 percent of Democrats supported moving to a popular-vote system versus only 32 percent of Republicans.

    While I don't disagree with the concept, as discussed in previous threads, I would split the electoral votes (per state) based on popular vote. If a 60% state voted for candidate 1, 60% of electoral votes would go to that candidate, and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post



    I still dont like your use of the word retarded, in any context
    Whether you like this post or not I really don't care Bon. FWIW I'm not terribly impressed with your dishonesty, double standards and hypocrisy.

    This is a political Forum not a politically correct forum.
    As such sometimes the verbiage gets rather coarse.
    You well know that and frequently use less than flattering pejoratives yourself.


    You also know that I did not use the word retarded when you tried to make an issue of this a few days ago I used the term "special needs" and I used it in reference not to anyone on here children, but to an adult poster who frequently accuses me of having mental defects.
    I'm sure you also know it's special needs is kind of a touchy-feely politically correct term; it is in fact a broad based widely used clinical term.

    On that same day Matt McKenzie made a post using the actual word retarded. More alarming he used to do in reference to Franco and picking on a retarded kid on the playground.
    Curiously you weren't offended by that very explicit verbiage or imagery of a retarded kid being picked on on the playground.
    Even more curiously Matt McKenzie swamp collie lover and you are Trump Fanboys where is Franco and I are not

    Coincidence??? I think not.

    So since this is a political Forum with free-wheeling discussion in the future if someone makes a post that criticizes Trump if you feel is incorrect challenge them on the facts you have supporting him.
    That is the way an honest forum is supposed to work in both people as well as readers may learn something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegillam View Post
    Actually, this was a pretty bipartisan issue at one time.

    While the controversial 2000 election was still being decided, Gallup found that 61 percent of Americans — including 73 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of Republicans1 — preferred amending the Constitution to elect the popular vote winner. Only 35 percent of respondents preferred the current system. The partisan gap widened even further after the 2016 election: A few weeks after President Trump won the presidency while losing the popular vote, Gallup found that 49 percent of Americans preferred changing to a popular vote system, compared to 47 percent who wanted to keep the Electoral College, with 81 percent of Democrats supporting a change compared to just 19 percent of Republicans.2 Even given some space after that heated election, there remains a major partisan gap in opinion over how to elect a president — Pew Research found in March 2018 that 75 percent of Democrats supported moving to a popular-vote system versus only 32 percent of Republicans.

    While I don't disagree with the concept, as discussed in previous threads, I would split the electoral votes (per state) based on popular vote. If a 60% state voted for candidate 1, 60% of electoral votes would go to that candidate, and so on.
    However you slice it you're still trying to change the Constitution which in my opinion has served us well for over 230 years.
    One well-intentioned change to the Constitution will lead to another and another and another
    Let's leave it alone,

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    I don't know who comes up with all these ridiculous polls, but I'm 55 years old and have never been polled. So who the hell are these polls coming from? NYC, LA San Fran perhaps?
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