If Obama wins EC but loses PV...

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If Obama wins EC but loses the PV, will Republicans finally favor EC reform?

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  3. Yes - but only by repealing the 12th amendment and going back to original intent

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  4. What is an electoral college?

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    If Obama wins Electoral College but loses the popular vote, will Republicans finally be in favor of electoral college reform?
     
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    No, you fundamentally don't understand what a Republic is, do you? That is what we were designed to be and the price of ending one of the last ways we are actually a Republic would be far too high.

    I'm actually hoping that the reverse happens just to see you and your buds go all dip shit again.
     
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    They have no problem with it if the GOP candidate wins the electoral, but if its the other way around i'm really curious as to what they'll do.
     
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    So in your fucked up world a republic, by definition, requires an electoral college exactly like the one we have now.

    Got it.

    I guess the United States is the only republic in the world then.
     
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    No.. because there is good reason to have our 3 branches chosen in 3 differing ways... We already have a branch chosen by popular vote, and that is the legislative.. the EC also ensures the voices of each state (you know, those things that give the fed its power thru the Constitution) are heard
     
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    THere's no branch chosen by national popular vote.

    Anyway EC reform doesn't neccessarily mean popular vote.
     
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    Actually, that wont be a problem, seeing California has pledged to cast their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.
     
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    Only takes effect when a majority of electoral votes are similarly pledged
     
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    Reform? What exactly does that mean?
     
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    Are you really as fucking ignorant and stupid as you post here?
     

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