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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kurt Weaver View Post
    Overall Trump won approximately 2,600 counties to Clinton’s 500, or about 84% of the geographic United States. However, Clinton won 88 of of the 100 largest counties (including Washington D.C.). Without these 100 largest counties she would have lost by 11.5 million votes.

    We explained the electoral college.
    And without Florida, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Michigan Trump would have lost.

    If you start arbitrarily discarding sections of the electorate you can make the result say whatever you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocY View Post
    And without Florida, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Michigan Trump would have lost.

    If you start arbitrarily discarding sections of the electorate you can make the result say whatever you want.
    This, in a nutshell, is what an electoral college is all about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocY View Post
    And without Florida, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Michigan Trump would have lost.

    If you start arbitrarily discarding sections of the electorate you can make the result say whatever you want.
    1. You counted FLA twice

    2. We only need to discard 3 states for Hilary win not four. Just FLA, TX, and (GA or MICH) would suffice

    3. Thank you for your interest in electoral college, and explaining that populous counties do not decide elections. Populous states do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckett50 View Post
    This, in a nutshell, is what an electoral college is all about.
    Cept it is intentional, not arbitrary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    What the f**k have you done!
    Improved the Navy or hopefully will improve the Navy.

    Do you favor a strong Navy? (sarcasm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckett50 View Post
    This, in a nutshell, is what an electoral college is all about.
    Am I being thick? In a 2 horse race, why do the Americans need the complication of an Electoral College?

    Why not just have a national election - no need to count states or counties - just add up all the votes and the one with most votes wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    No pics please Dickie E.


    Am I being thick? In a 2 horse race, why do the Americans need the complication of an Electoral College?

    Why not just have a national election - no need to count states or counties - just add up all the votes and the one with most votes wins.
    Sounds like a referendum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balones View Post
    Sounds like a referendum!
    It sounds far simpler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post


    Am I being thick? In a 2 horse race, why do the Americans need the complication of an Electoral College?

    Why not just have a national election - no need to count states or counties - just add up all the votes and the one with most votes wins.
    I believe it is designed to keep the common man down. My net worth was invested in a sure fire company that made easter egg colored, pear shaped pants suits designed for post menopausal women/or men (to be political correct).

    I'm currently worth $ 439, because today was payday. I lost everything cause of this damned electoral college thing from that constitution thing a ma bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    In a 2 horse race, why do the Americans need the complication of an Electoral College?
    The system was devised back in the 18th century when communication across the USA was extremely slow. With a written constitution such things are hard to change, and the winning side has no incentive to do so.

    The Constitution was heavily influenced by Montesquieu et al whose ideas on the Separation of Powers are built in. You elect a President (Executive) separately from Congress(Legislative) and have a nominally unrelated Justice system.

    The system means you can elect a President with no political (or military) background. Whether that is good or not remains to be seen.

    There is no perfect electoral system since the criteria tend to conflict. Clinton got 48.2% of the popular vote against Trump's 46.1% - and our system of constituencies can produce the same effect.
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