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  1. #1
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    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.
    Last edited by AirFlacco; 09-04-2012 at 04:14 PM.

  2. #2
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    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.


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