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Old 2012-11-06, 23:04   Link #2401
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lol, California can give 55 votes? Why (more than NY and Texes)?
I don't understand the whole electoral college thing..
I know it's a complicated thing, but those numbers in electoral votes are based on each state's population. In California, there are nearly 38 million people (way more than NY and Texas), hence why they hold so many electoral votes.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:04   Link #2402
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California and Washington just went to Obama. Obama is at 244 electoral votes.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:04   Link #2403
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lol, California can give 55 votes? Why (more than NY and Texes)?
I don't understand the whole electoral college thing..
electoral votes are based on population size, so states with larger populations have more EC votes.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:04   Link #2404
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You really think than there's even a small chance of happening ?
I'm looking at the fiscal cliff (put in place by a bunch of immature congressmen).
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:05   Link #2405
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:05   Link #2406
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Fox calls Ca and Wa for Obama as soon as polls close
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:06   Link #2407
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The Electoral College is based on the number of representatives and senators a state has in Congress, which is based on the state's population plus two senators.

California has the largest population in the country and makes up 10% of the population of the United States by itself. Thus 53 seats in the House and two Senators.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:07   Link #2408
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Mitt takes ID and NC, Obama takes CA, HI, and WA

Obama nears the finish line...


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Old 2012-11-06, 23:07   Link #2409
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Senate remains under Democrat control. Right now, Obama is only short of around 40 electoral votes for a win while Romney is stuck at around 190.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:07   Link #2410
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I'm looking at the fiscal cliff (put in place by a bunch of immature congressmen).
I think "cliff" evokes an image that grossly overstates the issue, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if the only thing that happens is that tax cuts are extended with automatic cuts put on hold, while Congress continues to punt the issue into the future.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:08   Link #2411
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:08   Link #2412
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Hahaha, Fox looks like it's having a funeral.

FOX hosts has shown to be more professional this time compared to the pure partisan hacks currently compised on MSDNC


Wallace/Megyn/Braier/VanSustren >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Maddaw/O'Donnel/Schultz/al-Sharpton
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:08   Link #2413
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And suddenly, Sanae jumps head....
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:09   Link #2414
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The main issue with the electoral system is that whoever wins in that state gets ALL of its electoral votes, despite the fact that nearly half of the population may have voted differently, which basically makes those peoples' votes not count beyond their own state.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:10   Link #2415
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Iowa is confirmed blue.

Just a little more...
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:11   Link #2416
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Iowa and New Mexico blue - that's pretty much the nail in the coffin
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:13   Link #2417
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Obama takes Iowa and Oregon

OHIO GOES OBAMA. OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:13   Link #2418
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The Electoral College is also there because the governement (the elites in the late 1700s) did not trust the ramble citizens to make wise choices. In those days several state legislators picked the electoral voters...not the population of the state.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:13   Link #2419
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The main issue with the electoral system is that whoever wins in that state gets ALL of its electoral votes, despite the fact that nearly half of the population may have voted differently, which basically makes those peoples' votes not count beyond their own state.
The bigger question is, why should it under the current design of how our government is supposed to work?

For all the cries for a straight popular vote, people seem to forget we're actually a bunch of separate states held together by the Federal government, as opposed to a bunch of people held together by the Federal government.

A straight popular vote only makes sense in the absence of a system of states.
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Old 2012-11-06, 23:14   Link #2420
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Ohio called for Obama, that's a wrap folks.
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