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Date: 10/10/12 02:04 PM

14 Responses to What If the Presidential Election is a Tie?

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    Link: What If the Presidential Election is a Tie? - What happens if the Electoral College is tied? Hmmm maybe a old fashioned duel would solve the problem.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    Whatever you do, don`t form a coalition...
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    Currently, the data on Reclearpolitics indicates that Romney might manage to win the popular vote, while Obama will surely get an electoral victory.

    I think this could spark a debate about reform. It would then be a bipartisan issue, now that both sides got shafted by it within the past 12 years.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6780 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    More centuries old rules that are no longer the right way to do things.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    Well it`s not "the system`s" fault that it`s still in place, it`s ours. The system made sense in the 1700`s when it took days to ride across the country on horseback and information traveled slowly.

    However, America has proven that it is lazy and the citizens don`t demand a change. You can`t just sit around and expect some third party to solve the problem for you, you have to get active and build a grass roots effort to reform the political system. Otherwise, it will never happen.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    The problem is not with the Electoral College. The problem is that we have completely lost our grasp on the concept that we are in fact a union of 50 sovereign states, not a 300-million-person mob.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    I believe the electors should be independent, the `winner take all` states should be like Nebraska and Maine. As it stands the inner cities are granted way too much power in an election and then they take all of the states electors as well.

    The electoral map should look more like this.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    The electoral system in America is retarded and has no place in the 21st century with speed of light communications. The white house and SecState love to try and bang the drum about democracy rules OK (ignoring the fact that some cultures are not mature enough for it yet), but the American domestic system simply isn`t democratic (ignoring the fact there`s only 2 parties)...
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2353 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 12:22 am
    Actually it makes sense. In the past the individual states had more pull. The interests of the federal government was always secondary to the interests of the states. It wasn`t until Lincoln squashed states rights so as to ensure that the states would always submit to the fed and thus bringing our country to the poor condition it is now.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 1:44 am
    Whole point of this is to ensure the little states aren`t ignored. He said it himself big states have majority of population, why bother doing anything for the minority when you can just aid California Texas etc and damn the rest won`t lose votes for it...
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7740 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 3:40 am
    It America, so they`ll put in whoever they are told to.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 7:39 am
    Why on earth wouldn`t you just go with popular vote if there`s an electoral college tie?

    Obama/Ryan 2012!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 7:43 am
    The problem is not with the Electoral College. The problem is that we have completely lost our grasp on the concept that we are in fact a union of 50 sovereign states, not a 300-million-person mob.

    "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." -Unknown
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    DracObi Male 18-29
    289 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    i cant believe people are actually taking this seriously. The electoral college alows 270 votes total devided amongst the 50 states. How many votes per state is based on the State`s poipulation, but it is set up in a way that NO combination of any kind can result in a tie. It is not physically possible. However, the college is flawed, as in 2004, George W. Bush had fewer citizen votes than his opponent, but won based on the electoral college.

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