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[–] roverrover 9 points -9 points (+0|-9) ago 

Maybe it's because the popularly elected president lost twice in the last two decades (also happened to be Democrats both times, oddly enough).

When it was a rare occurrence that the popular vote would lose to the electoral college, I thought there was no reason to change it. Now it's pretty obvious we need to change it to stay a democracy.

And of course Americans would protest the election. Our current president-elect said he wouldn't accept election outcome unless he won. He's an inspiring man.

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[–] Thin_White_Duke 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

We

Are

NOT A DEMOCRACY

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[–] roverrover 6 points -6 points (+0|-6) ago  (edited ago)

Yes

We

ARE A DEMOCRACY.

Loll, just because we don't have a crazy democratic "mob rule" system of government does not mean we're not democratic. You don't have to be an extreme to be an example. Wikipedia (which I trust as a decent source for overviews): "Liberal democracy is a liberal political ideology and a form of government in which representative democracy operates under the principles of classical liberalism. It is also called western democracy. It is characterised by fair, free, and competitive elections between multiple distinct political parties, a separation of powers into different branches of government, the rule of law in everyday life as part of an open society, and the equal protection of human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, and political freedoms for all people."

Yes you can be a democratically-elected republic.

Edit: fix to have the same formatting as you.

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[–] lexsird 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Blah blah blah, same old shit from the losers. If you'd have won, the system would be fine. You lost so it's broken.

The electoral college is a fucking brilliant part of our democracy that keeps the power distributed about the country so that the population bases don't make slaves out of the rest of the country. That would only last for so long and then the country would rip apart. How long do you think you libcucktards would last in these blue cities without power/food/water?

Arguing with you tools is pointless.

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[–] roverrover 8 points -8 points (+0|-8) ago 

Jeez you resort to ad-hominems like a dumb person with no intelligence or arguments would.

Nah, if Trump won the popular vote and Clinton won the election

1) I'd be relieved but still push to change electoral college cuz if you win the popular vote, you should win the election. and

2) I'd probably be typing this in a bunker as Trump's Army continues to tear the entire country apart, after mobilizing tens of millions heavily armed supporters to stage their Trumpian revolution. Honestly, if Trump was disputing the election results before a single vote was cast, claiming election fraud without any evidence, imagine what he and his tiny hurt ego would do if he won the popular vote but "had the election stolen by DC elites" or some crap.

Loll blue states and cities and their residents' taxes are the only reason you guys have welfare, medicare, medicaid, and the gigantic military that you guys so crave. Please pay more in taxes than you take in before you start bashing the people who actually keep America functioning. http://www.businessinsider.com/red-states-are-welfare-queens-2011-8#!IpqnG

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Our current president-elect said he wouldn't accept election outcome unless he won. He's an inspiring man.

clinton was cheating we won fair and square this is an entirely false comparison

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[–] roverrover 4 points -4 points (+0|-4) ago 

Ehh there was no real evidence, and of course no votes actually were put in place yet. Objectively, Donald Trump's claim that the elections were rigged are equally as illegitimate as current claims that Donald Trump rigged the election or should not be president (they both have no evidence whatsoever). So I say give Donald a taste of his own medicine and boycott his election.