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January 02, 2017

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Mark Weber

People interested in this topic may want to look at a PBS Newshour report on a proposed interstate compact that might be able to diminish the impact of the Electoral College without a constitutional amendment:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/proposal-calls-popular-vote-determine-winner/

anon

And, while we are at it, let's destroy the Constitutional framework in the senate, where California and Wyoming get the same number of votes. And, of course, abolish state boundaries altogether, because the fact that the Party is down to 15 governors and to a minority in the Senate is because of Gerrymandering.

And, we need to abolish the FBI (or at least, fire the Director), limit free speech to abolish "fake news" (see, the subject of the FBI Director's investigation, and the corruption and duplicity revealed in the DNC and Podesta emails, which was all false and fabricated "news"), and revive the cold war.

Amazing what those with blinders on who are also sore losers are willing to do when they lose.

PaulB

Is there anyone out there who thinks that these articles would have been written by the individuals involved if the candidate they supported had won the electoral vote but lost the popular vote?

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

PaulB:

I believe just the opposite. Had Trump and his adherents lost the Electoral College and prevailed on the popular vote, more ink would be spent attempting to explain the Constitution to them. It strikes me that Right Wing Extremists are in the business of tearing down government. From the Bundys to the Branch Davidians, to Timothy McVeigh to Ronald Reagan and to now, the ALT Right and folks who voted with their spleens, government is somehow the enemy.

anon

Paul B

Had the Party prevailed it would not now be whining about the electoral college. Moreover, had the Party's adversary dared to question any aspect of the election after losing (either the popular or electoral vote), the Party would have gone into an even higher level of its hysterical, hyperbolic, and self righteous attacks; falling upon anyone about destroying the fabric of our electoral process by questioning it. MSNBC would have spent hours attacking anyone who dared to raise any issue concerning the legitimacy of the result had the outcome been the other way around.

What the Party doesn't seem to realize is this is exactly the reason it is at its lowest ebb in nearly 100 years: the Party has lost the Governorships, the State Houses, the House and Senate and the White House. The Party's delusional level of self regard, inability to acknowledge any fault, and its condescending attacks on nearly everyone who doesn't buy into every one of its positions has turned off the vast majority of America: 4700 or so of the 5000 counties in this country.

Calling for changing the Constitution by the sort of means dreamed up by persons who have no clue how most will react to their plans will just dig the Party deeper into the hole it is in.

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

anon at 4:49am

I believe it is the Republican party, or at least traditional main street Conservatism that is on the ropes. Ever experience a lawn mower that is about to run out of gas? The engine surges and actually speeds up. It's the last gasp... It's a matter of demographics...

anymouse

Yeah Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King, the Democrats have the Republicans right where they want them. Sure...

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