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Question Should the Electoral College be Overturned?

A lot of crying liberals are rioting/protesting in regards to the recent election, creating a petition, and now people are harassing/threatening electors through emails convincing them to vote anyone BUT Donald Trump. A significant amount of electors who voted for trump said that they received threatening emails from Clinton supporters and saying that this is ridiculous and it needs to stop.

Do you guys think that the electoral college should be overturned? What do you think?


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Absolutely it should be. I'm not saying this just because of the results of election — I've always held this belief — but because it's undemocratic and it discourages voter participation from all sides.



 
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you mean the decision or the system?


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no otherwise campaigns would be nothing more than pandering to people in the highly populated cities and ignoring everything else in the country. thanks to the electoral college california, the most cancerous place in the world, is irrelevant

it should definitely not be abolished after an election with the goal of changing the result because if there were no electoral college in the first place the popular vote could have turned out differently due to different campaign strategies and basically that would be retarded


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yeah get rid of it





edit: sorry i forgot to give a reason why

its because im massively butthurt about everything that happened

especially in oklahoma

i hope my response was sufficient



 
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No, because it was put there for a reason by the founders of the country


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Originally Posted by Diggydug View Post
you mean the decision or the system?
I'm talking about the electoral college map itself lol


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There's zero reason it should be.


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Well bman, your country was founded centuries ago, when things were pretty different. So saying "no because the founders made it like this" isn't a good argument.
Even so, as far as I can see, the electoral college doesn't seem like a bad system to me
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I think they knew what they were doing


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