Senator Barbara Boxer, an old hag from California, wants to get rid of the national popular vote because she’s mad that her girl Hillary lost the election. She’s not the only one who wants to do away with it either. Millions of idiots who have no understanding of history or basic civics are sharing their misguided views all over the comments section on such reputable sights as the Daily Kos, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Slate, and of course the Huffington Post. And they’ve all signed Boxer’s meaningless petition to eliminate the EC.
So instead of getting into meaningless debates with these people where you have to waste time and energy typing things, just copy and paste this blog and you automatically win. If they actually read it (most of them won’t, but a few will actually learn something) then they’ll realize how dumb they’re being and they’ll finally admit they were wrong. With that said, here’s the top 14 reasons the electoral college is better than a national popular vote.
14. Only dumb people want to get rid of the EC.
What the fuck is this guy even talking about? Wanna know why we shouldn’t have a national popular vote? Because people like Dave Dunlap want a national popular vote. These are not smart people. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams were smart people. We should not eliminate their brilliance and foresight because some asshats are throwing a hissy fit on Facebook.
13. Hillary Clinton did not win a majority of the popular vote.
No moron. Majority means a total greater than half. Hillary has about 48% of the popular vote right now. That means 52% of people who showed up to vote rejected her. The majority of Americans do NOT want Hillary Clinton to lead the country.
12. If Trump wanted to win he could’ve campaigned in larger states.
Picking up a million votes here or there is easy and insignificant. Trump could’ve won the popular vote, or at least made a run at it. But he didn’t because that’s not how we elect our President.
11. Swing states are better representative of the nation as a whole.
Pennsylvania and Ohio are microcosms of American. You’ve got big cities, suburbs outside of them, and vast rural areas. This is America. America is not one gigantic SJW paradise, as much as people around here seem to think it should be.
10. You don’t change the rules just because your team lost.
Only a whiny little bitch demands rule changes after they lost. Ya know, like Colts fans. This is the most embarrassing part about this. It’s just a bunch of losers whining because their candidate didn’t win.
9. When majorities can completely rule over a slightly smaller minority, bad things happen.
This is not American Idol. It’s a presidential election. If we required a national popular vote for the Civil Rights Act it would’ve failed. In Rwanda the Hutus made up a majority over the Tutsis and massacred 900,000 of them. America was not founded on mob rule, because mob rule is dangerous and stupid.
8. There is no statistical significance of winning a close popular vote in a country of 320 million people.
If Hillary won the popular vote by 5-6 percent, that would be significant. But winning by less than 1% is hardly some sort of mandate. Especially when she would’ve lost by millions without California.
7. California is the most poorly managed state in the country and shouldn’t be in charge of anything.
California is an abortion sandwich. According to every study ever conducted it is the worst run state in the country. They have the most debt per capita and the highest cost of living. Hillary won by 2.6 million votes there. That tells you everything you need to know about the decision making skills of Californians. Without them Trump would’ve won this election by close to 2 million votes.
6. Representation for smaller states.
What do hipster assholes in Brooklyn know about the needs of coal miners in West Virginia? What do they know about the needs of corn farmers in Nebraska? Nothing. Every state has unique needs. Without the EC candidates would completely ignore these states, so why would they even bother staying in the Union? They’d be living in a country where the government doesn’t give a shit about them.
5. Dismissing the needs of middle America makes you an elitist asshole.
Have you people ever watched the Wizard of Oz? What do you think that movie is about? It’s about farmers like the scarecrow and industrial workers like the Tin-man, getting boned by eastern bankers (the wicked witch) from the Emerald City. Did you watch that movie and root against Dorothy? Can’t count how many times I’ve seen some mushhead on Occupy Democrats rail against the hicks from Iowa or Kansas. Because you’re SOOO much fucking smarter than them. They’re just a bunch of bible-thumping raccoon diddlers. Newsflash – these are the people who feed us. These are the people who fight our wars for us. You are not better than them because you have a degree in Gender Studies and read the Huffington Post.
4. Nothing that matters is cumulative – everything is a series of games/contests.
The Cleveland Indians outscored the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. But they didn’t win because the Cubs won the close games and the Indians won the blowouts. The Indians won Game one 6-0. This counts as much as the Cubs 3-2 win in Game 5. Each counts as a win, because you play to win each game.
3. Why do we have states?
God, people are dumb. Why don’t we just have 100 Senators from anywhere? Why don’t we just have 435 Representatives from random places? Why do we pay state taxes? Why do we have governors? Because the USA is a united group of states. The only reason they came together is because they were stronger against England as a group. We need each other but we all have different values and needs. Each state is a democracy. But the states themselves make up a larger republic.
2. We already have a popular vote.
I voted in the Massachusetts election for President. I voted for Trump. My guy lost because Hillary had more votes. This is how a popular vote works. It already exists.
1. Your vote matters more in the electoral college.
There were 130 million or so votes cast for President this year. If a national popular vote existed your vote would only make up 1/130,000,000th of the total vote. But in Massachusetts only 3 million people voted. Therefore my vote’s proportional value is significantly larger than it would be with a national popular vote. Even though I knew Trump would lose in Massachusetts, I still felt like my voice was kind of being heard. But I probably wouldn’t even bother showing up if my vote was just one of out 13o million. My vote would just be another drop in the bucket and the elections would be boring as shit.
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