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Dewey

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OK...but what am I going to do with all this candy?

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Once again, we're faced with another thread attacking those Left Wing Liberals and their ideas and, when we offer up some kind of response, there's substantial criticism for that too.  There is a "take that" and "be careful how you respond" attitude around here.  As I said before, I'd think others would be more accepting of the fact one side is in constant defensive mode around here and might find a way to be a bit less condescending.

Now if PGP had started this thread asking what we thought of this new Massachusetts legislation and left out "jackwad" and "leaving the Country", maybe the response would have been different.  Just maybe. 


Kinda like this, maybe
Dewey

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woody

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Don't some states have the states winner take all on electoral college votes, while others cast electoral votes based on the popular vote ie a split based on the popular vote within the state? Either way, if Mass. wants to give it's votes and representation of it's citizens away to larger states, thats within their right if it meets the constitutions requirements. On the other hand, would Mass. give it's state's senate representation to the winning party of a national election using the same popular vote rational ? I think not.
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The President should be elected by popular vote.  The voting process should be streamlined - perhaps electronic voting on the Internet using unique IDs and passwords.  The campaigning should be simplified, too - perhaps a series of televised debates & televised campaign ads.  No running all over the country & spending millions & millions of dollars to try to win votes.  Might even help to eliminate the need for PACs, corporate contributions, etc.  The current system is outrageous, IMO.

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GoYard that means smaller states would be left out of the election process. Large population states and large cities in those states would dictate the election of a President. The electoral college along with the Senate keeps the large states from dominating Government.I would argue that primaries should be held on one date. Some States are pretty sick of having 2 small states decide who will be the Presidential nominee for the country. Those small states screamed bloody murder when other states moved up their primary dates, they felt like they were somehow ordained to be the ones who decide the nominees. As far as internet voting, no thanks. How much more voter fraud and hacking would be committed is debatable, but the ability to vote by each citizen would be impacted by the requirement to have access to a computer and internet service. My Mom can barely operate a cell phone much less create a unique ID online. I can see community organizers showing every little old lady in there district how to vote online. I agree with the limited campaigning. Some countries have official campaign start dates before an election to minimize the amount of money pumped into campaigns. 
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If they can make it to the polls to vote, why can't they get to pre-determined locations & cast an electronic vote?  There is voter fraud with paper ballots, too.  We rely on our government to properly tabulate paper ballots by feeding them into computers - a properly designed internet voting system shouldn't be any less accurate.

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We already cast electronic ballots in our state at pre determined locations with election judges overseeing the election . You had mentioned internet voting.I don't think there would be an election judge sitting at every computer while voting occurred, therefore abuse would most certainly occur. The dead would be registered in  mass, whole households voted for by 1 person. Too many ifs if not done at traditional polling places with some type of physical oversight by election officials.. 
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