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Your Vote Does Not Count

Akronos MagoFeb 12, 2018, 1:38:20 AM

My Political Stance - first and last post

This will be the only post I ever make on minds.com regarding politics. After this I’ll never talk politics on my minds information feed.

Of course I have an opinion and I acknowledge I have a few subscribers who I disagree with on political matters. My philosophy has always been not to talk about politics nor religion. When two people talk about those topics if they agree then it is a waste of time and breath; if they disagree it is 99% likely neither will change the other's mind so again it is a waste of time.

So instead of expressing opinions, showing proof of who cheated and how, and providing lists for who is worse than whom, here’s some simple facts that I think should be the real topic.

Our vote for President does not count.

Between 2000 and 2016 there has been 5 presidential elections.  Of those twice the president elected lost the popular vote.  That is 40% of the time the public voted for one person and the other person was elected!

Direct from https://www.usa.gov/election website:

During the general election, Americans head to the polls to cast their vote for President. But the tally of those votes—the popular vote—does not determine the winner. Instead, Presidential elections use the Electoral College. To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes.

The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state's entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators.

Who are in the Electoral College and get to cast these all-mighty votes for President of USA? Well, that’s super complicated. This website tries to explain it (https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/electors.html). The short version is every state does it differently and "There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires Electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in their states."

In summary, if you want something done people… I sure hope your plan does not rely on how you are going to vote next time. Your vote is worthless unless you are in the Electoral College. Your opinion is worthless unless you are communicating with someone in the Electoral College. So go ahead and post another meme… woohoo.  Now move on and start thinking about how to actually fix the system that has been broken and has a circus so spectacular that nobody is looking at the root problems.