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democracy?

Post by SuperMegatron » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:01 pm

So DCEMU alum how does it feel to witeness American democracy die? Didnt come here to be political but deeply bothered by the events of this week. Figured I would ask something of meaning as I take my exit from the forum.
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Re: democracy?

Post by not just souLLy now » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:11 am

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Re: democracy?

Post by I.M. Weasel » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:24 pm

2016 Popular vote results:
Clinton received 65,844,610

Trump received 62,979,636
Republicans: Yea!!!! Everything is cool, we won!

2020 Popular vote results:
Biden received 81,285,571

Trump received 74,225,038
Republicans: NOOOO,,,,,,,,,,,, STOP THE STEAL!!!!!! FAKE ELECTION!!!!

A margin of 3 million more votes than 2016. out of a population 328 million. jfc
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Re: democracy?

Post by |darc| » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:14 pm

Of course, that's the popular vote, which means it's completely irrelevant to how the 50 states choose the president of their union.
It's thinking...
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Post by I.M. Weasel » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:57 pm

Its not. A large number is states have rules that electors must vote the same way their voting block votes. If not they can be removed or disciplined. The republican idea that the election was stolen is mainly based on stolen popular votes. So my reply was apt on addressing the core 'stolen election' assumption.
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Re: democracy?

Post by |darc| » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:57 pm

I.M. Weasel wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:57 pm
Its not. A large number is states have rules that electors must vote the same way their voting block votes. If not they can be removed or disciplined.
Electors bound to the same way their state's population votes, and voting the way the national popular vote goes (what you referenced), are not the same thing

I.M. Weasel wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:57 pm
The republican idea that the election was stolen is mainly based on stolen popular votes. So my reply was apt on addressing the core 'stolen election' assumption.
Well, I'm not gonna defend any "election is stolen" arguments as I haven't personally seen any convincing evidence thus far.
I'm just pointing out that as of now, the national popular vote is completely irrelevant in every way except as a tool for both parties' followers to use in an argument
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Re: democracy?

Post by pixel » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:46 pm

I figured this post was about the Jan. 6 riots. Or was it about election results? Is this a Q drop? You decide!
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