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Rich B asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Why didn't liberals complain about the electoral college 5,10 or 100 years ago?

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  • 1 month ago

    Complaints about the electoral college, from both Democrats and Republicans, has been going on since the mid 1850s.

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  • 1 month ago

    some, with better foresight, started doing so ... they realized that their domination of the cities could lead to winning the election if only the popular vote was what counted.

    On the other hand, last i checked, one has to travel through or over the rural areas to go from city to city, so maybe we'd best be sure the rural areas are well represented in this process [even though they are "flyover states"]

    • skeptik
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      1 month agoReport

      In a representative democracy, why should land have more say than people?

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  • 1 month ago

    Trump called the College "a disaster" back in 2012.

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  • they actually did....when gore was running 

    • skeptik
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      1 month agoReport

      They did many more times than that.

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  • 1 month ago

    "Objections to the Electoral College votes were recorded in 1969 and 2005. In both cases, the House and Senate rejected the objections and the votes in question were counted."

    https://history.house.gov/Institution/Electoral-Co...

    I apologize if facts get in the way of your argument. 

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  • 1 month ago

    So, 100 is a fair point...but liberals HAVE been complaining about it for FAR longer than 10 years.  You've gone and done a Trump.  You shot your mouth off without knowing anything about the topic.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That was before they became brown supremacists and started forgetting about white people in rural and suburban areas.  Now if they weren't so racist and were more inclusive, then they wouldn't have a problem with the electoral college.

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  • John M
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    1 month ago

    They complain every time they lose.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because I was too busy banging your wife, sister and mom. Your dad was cheering nonstop 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Why weren't you whining about liberals 5,10 or 100 years ago?

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