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The Will of the People is Discarded for the Second Time in 16 Years

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: The same principle would also apply to senatorial apportioning. Wyoming with 580,000 people has the same power in the Senate as California does with almost 40 million people.
    Chet, I just read that an R vote in a smaller state is 4 times more important than a D vote in California. And we encourage people to get out and vote. That and the entire electoral process is a broken machine. Total BS.
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    TJ Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: The same principle would also apply to senatorial apportioning. Wyoming with 580,000 people has the same power in the Senate as California does with almost 40 million people.
    Chet, I just read that an R vote in a smaller state is 4 times more important than a D vote in California. And we encourage people to get out and vote. That and the entire electoral process is a broken machine. Total BS.
    T.J. I said so already when I saw the "Primary" with the "delegates' and "super delegates" and to top it off with " the Electoral College" makes this an corrupt third world country. But yeah, we refuse to accept just "simple things" like "votes' only.
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    If it claims to be a Democracy then it should be a Democracy. They say one person one vote and then in the fine print it says: " except this ". I would think Senators would be totally against anything to do with changing the electoral college. In the Senate one vote can represent 40 million people or one vote can represent 550 thousand people. So Wyoming has the same say as California. One way of looking at it helps to keep the USA balanced but another way says a Wyoming Senate Vote gives one Wyomingite the power of 67 Californians. But without the apparent unfairness of the Senate all the low population states would be ghost towns. Abolishing the electoral college would give election control to a few states. Like Riley used to say: "What a revoltin development this is".

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    I didn't research the importance of votes, I went onto Facebook and learned your vote is minimally important. Just wait until that mentality spreads. You think Democratic turnout was low in '16 ? Sit back and watch in '20. Can you say Anemic ? There's still a pulse but just barely. I voted until I realized it didn't matter said the young. Children, that's when the 2 party system died.
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    TJ Wrote: Chet, I just read that an R vote in a smaller state is 4 times more important than a D vote in California. And we encourage people to get out and vote. That and the entire electoral process is a broken machine. Total BS.
    I don't know if that specific number is accurate, but it's very true that rural voters have far (and I mean FAR) more sway in our Democracy than urban voters do.
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    All I know is that any elected Democrat that supports anything that Trump or the Republicans put out will be Primaried. After what they did to Obama and what kind of a person Trump is, that cannot be allowed.
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    Being the "minority" means Democrats can do little. Very little.
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    TJ Wrote: Being the "minority" means Democrats can do little. Very little.

    Not if we play it smart.

    I'm most concerned about the courts. Trump is going to reshape the courts in his image for a generation or more.