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Poll: Should the US hold a second election?
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
1) democracy is all about having elections. The people made a mistake and should be given a second chance.

2) if not there should be a republican democrat coalition as that would be the most democratic outcome where everyone wins.

In some occasions the people aren't always right are not sure what they are voting for and make mistakes. That's why young children are not allowed to vote. They don't understand the system.
You do realise that that is just your opinion and not a fact right?

A situation where everyone wins is not what a democratic solution is. Just deal with the fact that you didn't get the outcome you wanted and grow up.
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Those comments are so dumb. Under a democracy there is no right or wrong way to vote. Just the outcome which has to be always accepted under a democracy....otherwise its not a democracy.

Are you in primary school by the way because you clearly don't understand the system!
People voted Hitler in the German general election. That was clearly the wrong way to vote. If only the clock could have been turned back to demand a second election the world would have been a different place. No WW2, no holocaust....

In the US there is still the chance to get a second general election.

But the best option could be a coalition with Clinton as Vice President.
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
It shouldn't always be accepted, any good democracy should have some means to challenge results, especially when tight, and if deemed necessary for there to be reruns

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I would have to disagree with that unless there was any evidence of anything illegal happening e.g. box tampering, invalid persons voting. A result is a result, plain and simple.
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Heres an idea, why don't we keep holding elections until the left get what they want; its the same with the brexit referendum; why not have unlimited referendums until we get the result these people want!
Classic example of "democracy only works when I get what I want"

Would have been exactly the same if Clinton had won or if remain won.


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People voted Hitler in the German general election. That was clearly the wrong way to vote. If only the clock could have been turned back to demand a second election the world would have been a different place. No WW2, no holocaust....

In the US there is still the chance to get a second general election.

But the best option could be a coalition with Clinton as Vice President.
And what happens if that has the same outcome? Kick & scream like a crying baby demanding a 3rd?

Trump has been democratically elected fair and square. End of.
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So who decides who made mistakes? the opposing party?

People like you should never be allowed to vote you clearly do not understand the system
Who decides? @Anon1999 of course. Because as an anonymous 17 year old on the internet he has a divine right to decide what is "right" and what is "wrong"....
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= should we have another Brexit referendum.

No.
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The second election has already been held. It was in 1792. The next one - in 4 years - will be the 58th.
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lol everyone here is just posting he definition of the term "democracy" :lol:
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No, there shouldn't be another.
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(Original post by nutz99)
I would have to disagree with that unless there was any evidence of anything illegal happening e.g. box tampering, invalid persons voting. A result is a result, plain and simple.
Which is why they're contested in courts, to determine whether there was malpractice intentional or otherwise. It's also not unreasonable to request a recount in tight races given the possibility of human error in the count.

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To ignore the vote and fight against it would tarnish the Democrats within America, and they don't want to lose any public trust over the next four years. With hate crimes already rising (e.g. It was reported today that gay pride flags have been burnt from houses in Rochester, New York*), America doesn't need further divisions and turmoil. People can protest, people can oppose Trump, but no real action can be taken until the mid-terms in 2018.
Though Donald can't be replaced then, the House of Representatives will be contested, as well as 33/100 seats of senate, and 38 governorships. It will allow Democrats to gain some form of power in the White House. Instead of calling for another vote, promote that, and fight for those who going to be left oppressed and in fear in the aftermath of what's happening.

*http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/l...d-in-rochester

(Original post by Ambitious1999)
People voted Hitler in the German general election. That was clearly the wrong way to vote. If only the clock could have been turned back to demand a second election the world would have been a different place. No WW2, no holocaust....
Hitler was the only option on the ballot in that election, with there being only the Nazi party at that time - The formation of any other party was outlawed when he was chancellor.
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We were discussing it in class today and my teacher is livid that Trump has won. In the ideal world Obama should refuse to leave the White House but more realistically we believe a second US election should happen to give Clinton or another democrat the chance be elected instead of Trump.

Another idea is that there should be a coalition with Clinton given vice presidency.

What do you think?
Obama's Nobel prize should be taken back, and in fictional world where politicians who violate the international law and destroy other countries end in prison, Obama would end in prison.

Democracy has it's bad sides, but If you want to repeat elections just because you don't like the result, you are anti-democratic.

Stalin himself would approve your attitude. The only difference between you and The Soviet Union in terms of elections, is that, they were making up results, while you want to repeat elections untill you have your desired result.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
We were discussing it in class today and my teacher is livid that Trump has won. In the ideal world Obama should refuse to leave the White House but more realistically we believe a second US election should happen to give Clinton or another democrat the chance be elected instead of Trump.

Another idea is that there should be a coalition with Clinton given vice presidency.

What do you think?
Of course there shouldn't be a second election.

Regardless of the fact that Trump is hated by a lot of people and undoubtedly is the most morally bankrupt person to have ever become President, it is not even remotely possible for there to be a second election. For a start he was democratically elected so for anything to be done along those lines would require their entire democratic process to be changed as it would be a massive admission that the current system has failed. Secondly, who would decide that this should take place? Are you proposing that somebody have to take that decision? Are you saying that a democratic country can ignore the result of their democratic process if the winner is not liked by a specific person?
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
We were discussing it in class today and my teacher is livid that Trump has won. In the ideal world Obama should refuse to leave the White House but more realistically we believe a second US election should happen to give Clinton or another democrat the chance be elected instead of Trump.

Another idea is that there should be a coalition with Clinton given vice presidency.

What do you think?
Your teacher should not be expressing his political views. He should face disciplinary action.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
People voted Hitler in the German general election. That was clearly the wrong way to vote. If only the clock could have been turned back to demand a second election the world would have been a different place. No WW2, no holocaust....

In the US there is still the chance to get a second general election.

But the best option could be a coalition with Clinton as Vice President.
How do you know? It could have been worse.

If there was a second US election it could cause a revolution. Have you seen how disenchanted some of his supporters are? They will only be disenfranchised further and this could have dangerous consequences.
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"there should be a second vote so that Hillary has a second chance to win".

Do you know how stupid you sound? Trump won in a landslide, with very high turnout, why would a second vote change that?
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
People voted Hitler in the German general election. That was clearly the wrong way to vote. If only the clock could have been turned back to demand a second election the world would have been a different place. No WW2, no holocaust....

In the US there is still the chance to get a second general election.

But the best option could be a coalition with Clinton as Vice President.
I'm a lefty, and the straw man game is astounding here.

Come back to me in four years time and tell me if Trump has been as bad as Hitler.
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How is having a second election democratic? Like it or not Trump won the presidency because people VOTED. Just because some people are sore losers doesn't mean the rules of democracy can be changed in a whim!

It's like here in Britain. The majority voted to leave the European Union and so that is what the MAJORITY voted for.....even our new PM didn't want to leave but she is sticking to the rules of democracy and getting on with it as best she can as the people have spoken.

There is always some good in even the worst situations, so if you voted Clinton I'm sorry.....to be honest with you neither candidate deserved it. But your country has spoken. Accept it - and work to change things in four years 😊
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Of course there shouldn't be a second election.

Regardless of the fact that Trump is hated by a lot of people and undoubtedly is the most morally bankrupt person to have ever become President, it is not even remotely possible for there to be a second election.
I don't know about that. Nixon was actually impeached. Bill Clinton came within a hair's breadth of impeachment and Warren Harding was caught up in so much scandal you can't even.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
We were discussing it in class today and my teacher is livid that Trump has won. In the ideal world Obama should refuse to leave the White House but more realistically we believe a second US election should happen to give Clinton or another democrat the chance be elected instead of Trump.

Another idea is that there should be a coalition with Clinton given vice presidency.

What do you think?
That you and your teacher are dumb and or you are trolling as usual.
In the ideal world then a democratic election takes place and assuming no laws have been broken then people should accept the result. That is how a democracy works.
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