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View Poll Results: What do you think the outcome of tomorrow's presidential election will be?
Obama wins electoral and popular vote 9 16.98%
Romney wins electoral and popular vote 28 52.83%
Gary Johnson wins electoral and popular vote 0 0%
Obama wins electoral vote, Romney wins popular vote 8 15.09%
Romney wins electoral vote, Obama wins popular vote 8 15.09%
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Old November 5th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #21
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Romney takes it with over 300 electoral votes.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #22
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I'm in Ohio and I say Romney gets it too for the following reasons:

1. The economic policies of Oblabla and expanding the government when we can least afford to pay for it.
2. The seals, or former seals.
3. People are tired of the rhetoric and are ready for action
4. National security

I can' think of any military friends or family voting for Oblaba either.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #23
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"Obama will be leading in the polls all day until Romney supporters get off work"
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #24
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I'm in Ohio and I say Romney gets it too for the following reasons:

1. The economic policies of Oblabla and expanding the government when we can least afford to pay for it.
2. The seals, or former seals.
3. People are tired of the rhetoric and are ready for action
4. National security

I can' think of any military friends or family voting for Oblaba either.
Obama wants to pull troop out and Romney wants to increase military spending
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #25
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Obama wants to pull troop out and Romney wants to increase military spending
The majority of Military folks agree with this.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #26
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The problem with the way the electoral college is set up is that it gives too much weight to states like North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. With a guaranteed minimum of 3 electoral votes for every state, regardless of population, the vote of a person in Wyoming ends up being worth about the same as 4 votes in New York. Put another way, places like Wyoming and the Dakotas have one electoral vote for every 140,000 people while Texas, California, Florida, New York... get one vote for every 500,000 people. That seems much less fair to me than popular vote.

Yes, a candidate will spend much more time in places like California and New York, but it seems with a greater percentage of our voters in these place, that should be the logical thing to do anyway. And as it currently stands, yes, states like California and New York are generally going to throw all their electoral votes to the Dems but if they were going by popular vote, Republicans would do pretty well in some of the populous regions of these states (Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County in CA and New York, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and possibly Erie County in New York).

Even in Michigan, once you get outside of Metro Detroit, the number of Republican votes generally outnumbers the number of Democratic votes, especially at the presidential level. I would think that those voters would love for their voices to be heard instead of just being lost in the electoral college system.
I agree there has to be a better system, but the idea originally was that all states would at least have a voice. Which kinda sorta happens now...

It should be reformed I agree, but I don't know that a full on popular vote is the best way to handle that.

Maybe some sort of regional electoral vote broke up into smaller sub regions?

I mean it seems that "areas" or "regions" are more politically the same then say state lines.
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Obama wants to pull troop out and Romney wants to increase military spending
And you say this like it's a bad thing.

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I'm a veteran. And have plenty of friends still active duty. And none of them support our current administration, Obama, or the future with them.

Obama supporters have their head so far up their ass, they need a glass belly button.
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"Obama will be leading in the polls all day until Romney supporters get off work"
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Old November 5th, 2012, 09:45 PM   #29
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Obama will take a strong lead at first. Then, when people get out of work and go vote, Romney will pass him.
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I agree there has to be a better system, but the idea originally was that all states would at least have a voice. Which kinda sorta happens now...

It should be reformed I agree, but I don't know that a full on popular vote is the best way to handle that.

Maybe some sort of regional electoral vote broke up into smaller sub regions?

I mean it seems that "areas" or "regions" are more politically the same then say state lines.
Changing from winner of the state taking all the electoral votes to something like maybe the winner of the state takes 1 electoral vote with all the rest of the state's electoral votes going to the winner of the individual congressional districts could be a better system than what we have now.

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And you say this like it's a bad thing.

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I'm a veteran. And have plenty of friends still active duty. And none of them support our current administration, Obama, or the future with them.

Obama supporters have their head so far up their ass, they need a glass belly button.
I'm a veteran and also have plenty of friends still on active duty and nearly everybody I know still in the Corps actually supports Obama over Romney. I think I actually know more Johnson supporters still in the Marines than Romney supporters.

Oddly though, when I think about where my my Marine friends are from originally, it seems like who they are supporting basically lines up with the state where they are from originally (i.e. the few I know from Nebraska, Kansas, and Georgia all seem to be Romney supports and the rest that I know, which are mainly from California, the Seattle area, and New England all seem to be Obama supporters).
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Old November 6th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #31
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I predict that one of the two candidates that were chosen for you to chose between will win. Nothing of any significance will change, we will be further in debt and worse off in four years and people will be arguing over which of the 2016 candidates is the lesser of two evils.
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