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*whew*!
  • Listening to: Booming Orchestral Scores
  • Reading: Assorted comics.
  • Watching: TV
  • Playing: Fallout 3 (Been ages since I've walked the waste)
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Water.
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Larchus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Yeah, it was a close call. There are apparently more homophobes and mysogynists in the good ol' US of A than I thought there were.
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Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Yup...but reat assured those billionaire powered powered neo-KKKon think tanks are working more overtime than the fact-checkers were on Romney's debate comments.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
And yet no one really looked into any of what Obama has done. Read the full text for ObamaCare. The bad out ways the good. Remember all those things people bitched about Bush doing? Yeah, he's done most of them to a more severe degree. Plus, put us further in debt with China (and everyone else). So, no sigh of relief here.
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mathmeistro Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I'm just glad that it's done.
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Parrybrown Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
the only time people post an essay on Jolly's stuff
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Demonzero677 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
what people fail to realize is the election is basically rigger. why do I say this, because of the electoral Collage.

why is the Electoral Collage a bad thing? simple, it rewards people for living in certain areas, and punishes others for living and other certain areas. Allow me to explain.

If you look at the popular vote, which is a showing of the total number of vote for each candadent (IE telling you who more people actually voted for) you'll see that of all the 60 Million votes cast, more of them were cast for Romney, indeed he had MORE votes for him then Obama.

So why did Obama win if Romney had more votes cast for him? The Electoral Collage is why. Why is that?

Each state is divided into Electoral districts, based on population, and based on population, each state is giving so many electoral votes. This means a State like Florida, which has a fairly sizable population, will have more electoral votes then a state like Road Island. Now, you might say this makes sense, and for the most part it does, but there is a bit of an issue.

When it comes time for an election for president, people go and vote, they cast their vote and their district gets either a red color or blue, depending on who gets more votes, Rep or Dem, and once the whole state is tallied up, whoever had the most votes in that state gets ALL the state's Votes. As a result, for example in Ohio, plenty of people, nearly 50%, votes for Romney, however because slightly more voted for Obama, the entire state's votes went to Obama, and all those votes for Romney are basically tossed in the trash as they become worthless.

Thus, because you live in a state that has a large Dem population, if you're Rep your votes are basically null-n-void, and they migh as well have never been cast. The same is true for States that pull Rep if you're a Dem, sorry you're pretty much shit out of luck. As a result, quite literally MILLIONS of Votes that are cast as being ignored, on both sides of the race. No matter how you slice it, that is wrong. But because of the Electoral collage, that is how it is.

Now then, so why did this allow Obama to win? simple, because the majority of people who pulled for Obama tend to live within the major cities, and in densely populated areas, while a lot of the people who pulled for Romney tended to be those who live in the country side and in small towns. as a result, many of the largest states, like California that have a huge populous, carry a large number of electoral votes and so have a lot of pushing power, while the less populated states literally amount to nothing overall. and within states that are so called 'battle ground' states, the fact of where one's vote base lives affects everything.

Take Florida for example, if you look at a map denoting the electoral districts, and showing the way each district went, you'll see that a large part of Florida is red, while only a handful of the districts are blue, however because those few districts are huge population centers, they caused the State to pull Obama. that means that the majority of the state itself is being ignored in favor of a few cities, namely Miami, Jacksonville, and Orlando.

three cities can move the needle in a state one way? and as a result can void the rest of the States Votes? You cannot look at me and tell me that is right.

but anyways because the system is set up in which a way, quite literally millions and millions of votes are cast aside because those voters simply didn't live in the right area. Obama's voter base is mostly concentrated in Population centers, and so cause the major population centers that carry so much weight in the current system to go in his favor, and those population centers can easily win the election for him.

So yes. I've given a rather long explanation about the electoral collage and why because of it, Obama one the Election when Romney technically had the 51% of the total votes cast.
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DACantero Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wasn't the popular vote total in President Obama's favor?

Barack Obama - 62,156,980
Mitt Romney - 58,805,060
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StriderSyd Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I think that it's total BULL$#!% that ONLY 5 states out of 50 are the ones that actually determine who prez will be.
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Demonzero677 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
wait, I'm confused, do you mean what I'm saying is BS as in I'm lying, or that what I'm saying is BS in that 5 states along pretty much decide an election with the others being worthless?
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StriderSyd Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
the latter
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