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Post time 2018-10-8 21:56:23 |Display all floors
It is common knowledge that Trump was "elected" with 2,900,000 fewer votes than his opponent.

But now the new ultra right-wing Supreme Court judge, Kavanaugh has been appointed with fewer votes
than those opposed to his appointment.

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Based on the makeup of the U.S. Senate, though, Republicans represent a minority of American voters. When apportioned by population, those 51 Republicans represent states with roughly 145.5 million Americans, while the 47 Democrats and 2 independents represent states with 179.5 million.


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The constitution of the USA was written before the invention of the steam engine.


It was written primarily by slave owners.


The constitution is obsolete and broken.


It requires 38 out of 50 states to ratify an amendment so the unfair advantage of the small states


cannot be corrected. Each state gets two senators whether it is a very large state or a very small state.


Most states are small so they would never give up their unfair advanatage.




The constitution of the USA is obsolete and broken.



If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2018-10-9 01:39:16 |Display all floors
Yes, Hilary won the popular vote. But Trump received 290 electoral votes to Hillary’s 232. There were four other presidential elections where the winner of the popular vote did not win the Electoral College vote. Remember Sore-Loserman? Al Gore and Joe Lieberman lost the 2000 presidential election to George Bush by a hanging chad. George Bush won 271 electoral votes although Al Gore received half a million more popular votes.

Why the Electoral College vote? The framers of the Constitution didn’t trust direct democracy. They feared a tyrant could manipulate public opinion and come to power. The Electoral College wasn’t the only Constitutional limitation on direct democracy, though most of those limitations have been discarded. For instance, Senators were initially to be appointed by state legislatures but the 17th Amendment made it a direct election.

So, when a US citizen goes to the polls to “elect” a president, they are in fact voting for a particular slate of electors. In every state but Maine and Nebraska, the candidate who wins the most votes in the state receives all of the state’s electoral votes. So, it doesn’t matter if you win a state by 50.1% or by 80% of the vote you receive the same number of electoral votes. This can be a recipe for one individual to win some states by large pluralities and lose others by small number of votes, and thus this is an easy scenario for one candidate winning the popular vote while another winning the electoral vote. This winner take all methods used in picking electors has been decided by the states themselves.

So Rocking Robbie; next time, read the constitution.

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Post time 2018-10-9 17:43:23 |Display all floors
Boston101 Post time: 2018-10-9 01:39
Yes, Hilary won the popular vote. But Trump received 290 electoral votes to Hillary’s 232. There we ...

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"Elections" are more entertainment for the masses than anything else. You never will have a president that will curb the power of Israel and the banksters that created it. Anyone actually challenging the status quo will be tamed or neutralized or removed or liquidated. In Dallas red liquid and pink tissue was blasted into the atmosphere. The courtesy van from my hotel drove me over the crosses on Elm Street which mark the first and head shots of 55 years ago.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-10-9 18:13:09 |Display all floors
Boston101 Post time: 2018-10-9 01:39
Yes, Hilary won the popular vote. But Trump received 290 electoral votes to Hillary’s 232. There we ...
framers of the Constitution didn’t trust direct democracy. They feared a tyrant could manipulate public opinion and come to power.


This detail is something that Chinese should be entertained with, when they question the lack of democracy in USA due to the "strange" electoral system.

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Post time 2018-10-9 19:47:16 |Display all floors
petera Post time: 2018-10-9 17:43
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"Elections" are more entertainment for the masses than anything else. You never wil ...

So what does Israel have to do with the US? They don't interfere with elections like China. In the meantime, I can list 10 assassinated people who were killed China because of their beliefs. So get off your almighty horse.

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Post time 2018-10-9 19:48:55 |Display all floors
Jaaja Post time: 2018-10-9 18:13
This detail is something that Chinese should be entertained with, when they question the lack of ...

It's a check and balance system that prevents a single person form gaining lifetime control. Apparently China doesn't have those safeguards.

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Post time 2018-10-9 21:52:08 |Display all floors
Boston101 Post time: 2018-10-8 09:39
Yes, Hilary won the popular vote. But Trump received 290 electoral votes to Hillary’s 232. There we ...

I know it's part of the USA constitution. That's what I said in the original post.
Also in the OP was observed the fact that the USA constitution is obsolete and broken.
It was written primarily by slave owners before the invention of the steam engine.
Why do you write such nonsense?
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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