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Mike Honcho last won the day on June 19 2018

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  1. It wasn't set up to protect the voters equally, but more for each state to be more equal, and more to the point to give more power to southern states that had less large cities but much more slaves. The electoral college and the 3/5's compromise both stem from the debates of how to apportion representation. So now we have a system where a voter in Wyoming counts 3.6 times one in California, hardly equal. Another reason for the Electoral college was the distance & time it took to get information from one part of the country to another. So instead of direct representation, the citizens voted for a slate of presumably more informed electors who were up on the current events and issues of the time. In addition this was also thought to be a good protection against the voters being swayed by a snake oil salesmen promising them magic beans. While we can debate how well informed today's voters are, we can't debate that the tools to inform one's self are out there and readily available to anyone who wants to make use of them. The argument that rural voters in small and Midwestern states would be meaningless or that one party would be in total control is completely specious. Our government is set up in 3 branches, and today, yes the executive branch would have been Dem more often under a direct vote system, but that would still be checked by the House/Senate. And a true check & balance system vs the current system where the executive branch has assumed more and more power that is rubber stamped by the house is a lot closer to what the Founding Fathers had in mind. Finally, IMO, the current winner take all system discourages 3rd/multiple party systems which I have seen a fair number of people here support. Reasons stated better than me here and here.
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    Happy Spring !!

    I'm in Michigan, we don't call this 'Spring' but early mud season.
  3. That was my bad, in addition to the presidential election, I added congressional and state elections to way the GOP needs to compete on an uneven field to win offices without clarifying that. My bad for over estimating your ability to follow that line of thinking.
  4. Perhaps the GOP should try to appeal to a majority of the country then, instead having to rely on a system that was designed to dilute votes,gerrymander districts and suppress voter turnout to get elected to office.
  5. Somebody should explain to you how that is pretty the exact opposite reason why the electoral college was created(among a few others).
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    Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter for $250 million

    H.R.1179 - Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act Anyone want to guess the name of one of the co-sponsors.
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    Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter for $250 million

    Full Story Let's add some financial penalties and jail time to frivolous lawsuits.
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    Jack the Ripper Identified with DNA

    I thought John Ritter player him...
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    Zion Williamson hype machine on overdrive

    Seems like you are exaggerating a little bit, but personally I don't think anyone is really over hyping the greatest basketball player that the world has ever seen. Sorry, just don't see it.
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    Mike Tyson vs Steven Seagal

    Wild guess, but they didn't fight at middleweight...
  11. Where would everyone get their news?
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    Aunt Becky done focked up

    Well, she follows what is hot & trendy for other people to see. Like if you follow her channel, you would know what are coolest clothes to wear in your fake 'crew/rowing' shots for your college application.
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