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Every time people think they are smarter than the founding fathers they just prove how STUPID they are!

I'm sure many will disagree, but we SHOULD NOT have direct election of our senators - they used to represent THE STATES, now they represent special interests, and even international concerns, state interests be damned.

Popular vote is mob rule nothing more. If you think mob rule is smart - you are a FOOL!
I've been hammering on that for the past 40 years. We'll get nowhere, but you are correct. We should immediately repeal the 17th Amendment.
 

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There is already too much wrong in this thread. Why add to it?

Virginia can apportion their Electoral Votes any way they choose.
Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution reads:
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress …
The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States….The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed …
 

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Why post what you do not understand?

The States have the power to choose their Electors in any manner they choose. The Electors have the power to vote in any manner they wish. They cannot be forced to vote in the manner the State chooses.
 

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Why post what you do not understand?

The State have the power to choose their Electors in any manner they choose. The Electors have the power to vote in any manner they wish. They cannot be forced to vote in the manner the State chooses.
Correct.
 

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Why post what you do not understand?

The States have the power to choose their Electors in any manner they choose. The Electors have the power to vote in any manner they wish. They cannot be forced to vote in the manner the State chooses.
I understand it, pop pop.

Go check your sugar.
 

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It's pretty bizarre if you ask me.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact is designed to ensure that the candidate who receives the most votes nationwide is elected president, and it would come into effect only when it would guarantee that outcome."

Only goes into effect when it will guarantee that outcome? That sounds fair, if you're a communist.
 

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It's pretty bizarre if you ask me.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact is designed to ensure that the candidate who receives the most votes nationwide is elected president, and it would come into effect only when it would guarantee that outcome."

Only goes into effect when it will guarantee that outcome? That sounds fair, if you're a communist.

I thought the courts ruled against that when California tried it.
 

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Popular vote. That term applies to votes within a DEMOCRACY. We, in spite of the fucking democrat propaganda stating such are NOT a democracy. How many times have you heard Piglosi say that?? At every microhone she can get near. She is lying, as is the democrat party. We are a Constitutional Republic. Hence the need for the Electoral College.....to prevent tyranny of the majority. Bullshit 'compacts' such as listed above will not survive muster. Supreme court, here we come.
 

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The INSANITY of the socialist left..."I don't care what I say I want... I want what they want, whatever that is." Do they even hear themselves? LOL!
 

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Does it make ANY SENSE WHATSOEVER to distrust your neighbor so much you will throw away your own vote as well as theirs to trust the vote of some other clown in another state?

The socialists have lost their capacity apply basic logic and reasoning.
 

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I've been hammering on that for the past 40 years. We'll get nowhere, but you are correct. We should immediately repeal the 17th Amendment.
Why? What method would you replace it with?
 
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