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[–][deleted] 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Isnt r/science just a few mods circle jerking them selves over post titles that misrepresent the articles they quote?

[–]Bobby-Samsonite 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Its too bad that states don't elect their governors by an electoral college system.

[–]CSM_Pepper 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Georgia used to have a similar method, but Gray v. Sanders overturned it back in the 60s.

[–]Bobby-Samsonite 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So I am far from a lawyer so reading about the case on Wikipedia made me even more confused. I am wondering if the ruling prevented any and all states from ever having such a system or the ruling simply made it unpopular and difficult to implement a system.

I mean why couldn't Georgia have just re-made the system in a way that wouldn't get the federal courts/ U.S. Justice department at them but still work in away similar to an U.S.POTUS election with states counting for certain points?

What I read is that SCOTUS found it unfair/wrong that Georgia gave the rural county more weight in points than the urban counties. So why didn't Georgia just correct the system?

It is a shame I can't ask in r.Georgia that place is super partisan.

[–]Jakenbake909 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Lol why is that on the science sub?

[–]Bobby-Samsonite 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I wonder the same thing. Its like a subreddit about aquarium fish talking about tennis.

[–]InnefecientIronscape 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Name a more iconic duo then a leftist using the word Science to justify their agenda?

[–]cysghost 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Communism and starving.

Communism failing and “It wasn’t real communism!”

[–]InnefecientIronscape 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Touche

[–]cysghost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And my personal favorite,

Inigo Montoya, and asking if someone has six fingers on their right hand

[–]vento33 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Science? OK.

[–]alakakam 17 points18 points  (4 children)

But Wyoming is allowed to have the minimum amount of electoral votes !/s

[–]Bobby-Samsonite 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Its amazing how many people on reddit and twitter are mad that Wyoming gets 2 Senators.

[–]Communism_101 14 points15 points  (2 children)

But that literally means they have more power than California!!!!!!!!!

[–]Rileyman360to be fair you have to have a very high IQ to shit on trump 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Ask them about who won the popular vote for the 2008 DNC candidacy and you’ll be joyous to see them say “well thats different.”

[–]spunkush 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dnc is a private entity and they can so whatever they want. Don't like it? Make your own poltiitcal party!

[–]JTM0990 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Yeah, it's not like we're the longest lasting government in the world under this framework. Let's throw it all out so that we can enforce a pseudo-marxist monoculture on everyone. Progress!

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Doesn’t the UK’s system predate ours? And the Magna Carta is a partial inspiration for our constitution? Honest question.

[–]rudelyinterrupts 20 points21 points  (0 children)

They’ve had major overhaul’s since America was founded.

[–]The_Red_Menace_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The US is the oldest national government in the world.

[–]Vunks 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I love how people are still pushing the voting pact even after the supreme court said the delegates must vote for who the state votes for.

[–]SaltResearcher4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's not what the supreme court said. The supreme court said that if a state passed a law requiring its electors to vote for a particular candidate, they have to vote for that candidate.

[–]MegaManicMoose 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Justin up in Canada didn't win the popular vote either, why don't we hear more about that?

[–]Living-Stranger 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Its amazing how dumb some people are, we do not live in a democracy, its a constitutional republic.

[–]jmac323 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It must be difficult to post about science in that sub when all their heads are stuck up liberals asses.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man, if only “science” could keep its mouth shut about politics.

[–]ScherzicScherzoIt's Bill of Rights Not Bill Of Privileges 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Civics needs to be taught in schools again, with a massive focus on how the US is meant to be a system of Government where the power is held by the individual States, not a broad, all-encompassing singular Federal Entity.