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Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:15 PM

Maine elector has vote for Sanders ruled improper, switches vote to Clinton

Source: Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Democratic Maine elector’s vote for US Sen. Bernie Sanders was ruled improper Monday and he switched his vote to Hillary Clinton.

Earlier in the day, it appeared that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to get at least one of Maine’s four electoral votes.

Democratic elector David Bright originally said he’d vote for Sanders only under the unlikely scenario in which Republican President-elect Donald Trump failed to get the necessary 270 votes.

But he said Monday he intends to vote for Sanders anyway to acknowledge the efforts of the young supporters of Sanders, who beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Maine’s presidential caucuses.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:19 PM

1. So "electors having agency" is a complete farce. Confirming what we all knew. n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:22 PM

2. EC voting is really disproportionate voting favoring conservative rural areas.

It has nothing to do with protecting the Republic from an unqualified (insane) candidate.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:28 PM

3. It has more to do with protecting rich slave owners

 

then the Republic. Its an archaic process and needs to be gone.

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Response to elmac (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:33 PM

4. But without a Constitutional Convention any 13 states can block getting rid of the EC.

And they will as it is in their (the states) best interest.

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 11:05 PM

6. Neutering the electoral college doesn't need a Constitutional Convention

If the 11 most populous states; California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina and New Jersey were to each pass a law allocating their state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, the winner of the national popular vote would receive 270 electoral votes and win the election.

There would be nothing the other 39 states could do about it.

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Response to elmac (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:34 PM

5. Had to do.... Now it's purpose is to elevate rural areas which tend to be conservative.

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