GOP votes in Maryland won't even count
Oh, they will in the popular vote but as the OP in the link below states, this could be
another case where the prez will win
the popular vote but lose to the electoral
college. BTW, the OP is a constitutional
scholar and high school guidance counselor.
That means votes for Romney won't even
count here because Maryland always votes
DEM and the DEM always gets its 11votes in the elect college.
I'm still having trouble voting for Mitt even
though I've been pimping him here so
maybe this might be a good election to
sit out. Still not sure.
As for the elect college, it was the greatest duping job on a publc in history. Americans
at the time the constitution was written
were uneducated. Only the rich could read and write and that was 1% of the country.
So nobody even knew about the elect college determining the election result.
They couldn't read the papers to understand
the new constituion unless somebody explained it to them.
Thomas Jefferson didn't trust the peasants
in such an important decision and feared
that the ignorant would be persuaded to
vote for a dictator or king.
Well, now the population is educated and
many of us have 2 degrees so there's no
more use for the elect college.
This argument comes up every election
but the constitution will never be changed.
To vote or not to vote. That is the question.
Re: GOP votes in Maryland won't even count
BTW, small states like Maryland favored the elect college because they feared the larger states would control the federal election.
Some argue now that the elect college favors the swing states as they determine the elect college
There's been much discussion in this forum about the electoral map. Each state gets votes according to size of the population. California gets 55 votes while Maryland gets 11. Delegates are voted on by each state and they go to the House of Representives to physically cast their votes
shortly after the election.
Florida often has the final say in the elect coll because of its 29 votes as we saw the the Gore election with
the recounts and it is the important state now. If OBY wins it he probably wins the election. Ohio
also comes into play as the other
important state. If OBY wins both
states Mitt will give his concession speech before voters vote in
Here's a wiki link giving a pretty
good history of it and even where
the name comes from.