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Mon Jan 20, 2020, 09:28 PM

When it comes to electability, remember, a woman won the most votes in the last presidential

election. By several million actually.

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dlk Jan 2020 OP
zipplewrath Jan 2020 #1
Bettie Jan 2020 #3
zipplewrath Jan 2020 #4
Wounded Bear Jan 2020 #2

Response to dlk (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 09:38 PM

1. Which ultimately meant nothing

The unfortunate flaw in the constitution is that the number of small populations states out numbers the number of large population states. The entire state of California can vote for the democrat and after 50.1 percent, it means nothing. Kentucky and Alaska have way too much say in the Senate and to some extent in the EC.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 09:56 PM

3. So, if we can't get rid of the EC, we raise the cap on

how many house members there are to be more representative of the population and where it is.

Set a number and each congressional district should have no more than that number of people (with a 3-5 percent margin).

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Response to Bettie (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 10:03 PM

4. Which won't change the senate

Yes, we could attempt to turn the House into something more similar to a parliament. But the Senate determines the make up of the SC as well as can (and does) stop anything coming from the House well before it gets to the signature of the President. We are screwed because of a compromise of 13 colonies over the make up of the Senate that now exists of 50 states, most of which have very small populations. By 2040 it is estimate that 70% of the population will live in 15 states which means the senate will be controlled by 30% of the population.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 09:46 PM

2. In 2016 Repubs put up the most unelectable candidate in history...

where was the angst for that one?

"Electability" is a red herring.

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