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Historical Presidential Elections in Maps

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^ this. time to lose the electoral college.

Or a electoral college reform... Maybe X vote % in a state gets certain amount of the electoral votes for that state... or award the electoral votes by US representative districts then give the other 2 electoral votes to the winner of the states popular vote.

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Looking at 1912 reminded me how much of a boss Teddy was. Told both parties to f off and ran winning that many states.

I still think something like that could happen in the pacific northwest + Cali. with the right type of big player

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Republicans and Democrats did a flipflop in the 50's.

This is when the political right began it's retarded marriage with the religious right.

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Or a electoral college reform... Maybe X vote % in a state gets certain amount of the electoral votes for that state... or award the electoral votes by US representative districts then give the other 2 electoral votes to the winner of the states popular vote.

I would be in favor of this. Too much control in certain areas of the map.

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Or a electoral college reform... Maybe X vote % in a state gets certain amount of the electoral votes for that state... or award the electoral votes by US representative districts then give the other 2 electoral votes to the winner of the states popular vote.

That's silly overcomplication. The electoral college is a holdover from when we didn't have good enough communication to count every vote and report them in a timely way.

We do now, so there's absolutely no need for the electoral college in any way whatsoever.

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What sucks is that if we voted nationally on whether to keep the electoral college or not, the electoral college could simply give all the electoral votes to "yay" and keep itself in power. Damn electoral college.

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I would be in favor of this. Too much control in certain areas of the map.

Yeah. Who died and made Ohio king? Even when those bastards retire to Florida, they still can control the election.

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TIL that NC did not participate in electing George Washington as the 1st POTUS.

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That's silly overcomplication. The electoral college is a holdover from when we didn't have good enough communication to count every vote and report them in a timely way.

We do now, so there's absolutely no need for the electoral college in any way whatsoever.

I could be wrong, but I thought part of the reasoning for the electoral college was to appease some of the smaller less populated states. Going to a straight popular vote I think would diminish the importance of votes in less populated states...

I'm no political expert, so take my words as just a frustrated citizen trying to be objective for new reasonable solutions.

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