So because it is long established that means it isn't flawed? Riiiight....(Original post by joe cooley)
President Drumpf won the election under the system that has been long established in one form or another since the first US Presidential election.
So i suggest you get over it and yourself and look forward to four years,or eight hopefully, of President Drumpf.
Or you could stock up on hot chocolate put on your best onesie and whine yourself into oblivion.
Doesn't your heart break seeing Obama welcome Trump to the White House? Watch
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- 20-01-2017 22:32
- 20-01-2017 23:03
President Trump is a necessary catalyst.
- 20-01-2017 23:06
It could be argued because of the electoral college system it works both ways; republicans in places like California (easily number more than two million) and New York just don't bother turning out to vote because their votes go to waste (hence the shockingly low turnout). If it was a straight up popular vote system those people would vote and the result could've been radically different, this doesn't apply to democrats as most republican won big states were marginal and most Dems actually voted (see Florida and Pennsylvania) the only one you could argue is Texas but that's still dwarfed by Repubs in Cali and NY.
Tl;dr: The popular vote doesn't matter unless it's a pure popular vote system (same as the idiots saying UKIP's 3 million votes = 1 seat in 2015 is "undemocratic" - don't be stupid and focus your resources on marginals and winnable seats/states, that's the electoral system.)Last edited by Connor27; 20-01-2017 at 23:11.
- 20-01-2017 23:17
Trump trump trump trump!
- 20-01-2017 23:20
- 20-01-2017 23:32
Then again, because it is long established that means it IS flawed?
Lets be honest, the left don't care either way, its just a pathetic yet dangerous attempt to delegitimize the legally elected president of the US.