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Forum Post: Nate Silver on the Daily Show, and Greg Palast in The Nation:.

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 19, 2012, 8:12 a.m. EST by factsrfun (6457) from Phoenix, AZ
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Watching this I have come to understand that we really do need to get rid of the Electoral College, not just for “fairness” but to free the candidates to address the entire nation not just a few in a few states. I guess most people already knew this, but still it should be a core part of expanding democracy.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/extended-interviews/420309/playlist_tds_extended_nate_silver/420293

Here Greg Palast gives us some insight to Mitt Romney and how the wealthy create jobs, err I mean make money, and I thought only Mafioso’s put investments in family member’s names to hide them.

http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

UPDATE 10/25/2012

Here's a site i just learned about it wold be great if there was more support:

http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/index.php

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[-] 2 points by mideast (506) 2 years ago

yes - get rid of it - but how?
it must be an amendment and since small states have so much extra power, it would be very difficult


one Delaware elector represents 300,000 people
one California elector represents 700,000 people


small states will never go along with this - and we need 75% of the states


I'd rather work on anamendment that 80% of all Americans already say they want

http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6457) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I fully support the work of that work-group, I think it's the best amendment about money and power I've seen.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6457) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

This is the best and closest thing I've seen it would be great to see it get more support.

"The National Popular Vote Bill is Now at Half-Way Point

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire United States. The bill preserves the Electoral College, while ensuring that every vote in every state will matter in every presidential election. The National Popular Vote law has been enacted by states possessing 132 electoral votes — 49% of the 270 electoral votes needed to activate it."

http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/index.php

[-] 2 points by mideast (506) 2 years ago

How it works:
Under the National Popular Vote bill, all the electoral votes from the enacting states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538).

The bill ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election.

The National Popular Vote bill preserves the Electoral College and state control of elections.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6457) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

This seems like something worth supporting thanks for explaining more.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Yeah, I just saw that about Romney and Ann Romney Trust Fund getting money from GM Bailout through Delphi parts company, $12 Billion from Taxpayers and Public Pension Fund. Greg Palast calls it a deal made by 3 Vulture Hedge Fund Billionaires and ...Romney just happened to be in on the Deal.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6457) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Palast does good work, thanks for stopping by.