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    Re: Who is running for president in the U.S.A.?

    The Electoral College may have served while American settlement was relatively small, but the popular vote would seem to be more appropriate now.

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    Re: Who is running for president in the U.S.A.?

    Watching the news tonight, I realized there is at least one advantage of having Trump as president; Thai newscasters can actually pronounce his name!

    "Repudiate bullshit wherever you find it. Reason is worth standing up for." - Peter Boghossian



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    Re: Who is running for president in the U.S.A.?

    "When a candidate who wins the popular vote does not take office, when a loser is instead installed in the White House, that is an issue. And it raises questions that must be addressed."

    https://www.thenation.com/article/hi...still-growing/

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    Re: Who is running for president in the U.S.A.?

    As in Thailand and elsewhere in the world, issues important to people in populous cities are not the same as those facing rural and small town Americans. Without the electoral college, New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco could determine who represents the entire country.
    Life is learning. If you stop learning, you might as well be dead.

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    Re: Who is running for president in the U.S.A.?

    Quote Originally Posted by visionchaser45 View Post
    As in Thailand and elsewhere in the world, issues important to people in populous cities are not the same as those facing rural and small town Americans. Without the electoral college, New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco could determine who represents the entire country.
    This has always been the reason so many "intelligent" people can't understand how votes on different issues don't go their way. In the States, there is the west coast and the east coast. But ten, there is the rest of the country!
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    Re: Who is running for president in the U.S.A.?

    Two weeks later, Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead grows as vote count continues ~ Richard Wolf , USA TODAY 6:42 p.m. EST November 21, 2016

    The presidential election is over. Or is it?

    Two weeks after Election Day, Donald Trump is assembling his Cabinet while votes in many states are still being counted. Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote continues to grow. Michigan's 16 electoral votes remain up for grabs.

    And so the question: How confident can Americans be in the results announced in the wee hours of Nov. 9, given the problems that continue to beset our election system? Here are some answers:

    Question: Who won the electoral vote?

    Answer: As of today, Trump has 290 votes to Clinton's 232, with Michigan outstanding. Even if Clinton wins there – a possibility despite Trump's lead since election night – she still would trail, 290-248.

    Among other states where the vote was close, only Florida could flip the election. But she trails there and in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by too many votes to trigger an automatic recount.

    Q: Who won the popular vote?

    A: Clinton's lead of about 1.7 million votes continues to increase, largely due to an influx of absentee and provisional ballots still being counted in California. She has about 63.7 million votes to Trump's 62 million; her margin in California alone is about 3.5 million.

    Q: Where are votes still being counted?

    A: Most states have yet to report officials results, meaning they are still counting absentee or mail ballots or, more likely, deciding whether to count provisional ballots. Those often are cast by voters whose names did not appear on registration lists, or who may have voted in the wrong place or lacked proper identification.

    Q: Why does it take so long?

    A: Millions of ballots come in at the last second -- or, in states that allow it, several days after the election with the proper postmarks. It takes money, manpower and accurate voting machines to get every vote counted correctly.

    "We vastly underfund the way in which we run our elections," says Michael McDonald, a University of Florida associate professor who maintains a web site on the electoral system. "The bottom line is that you want to get the count right.”

    Q: How close are the two candidates in key battleground states?

    A: Three thousand votes are all that separate Clinton and Trump in New Hampshire. The margin is about 12,000 in Michigan, 27,000 in Wisconsin, 68,000 in Pennsylvania and 113,000 in Florida -- close, but nothing compared to the 537 votes that separated George W. Bush and Al Gore in Florida 16 years ago.

    Q: Can the votes be recounted?

    A: Several states, including Pennsylvania and Florida, require the vote difference between the two candidates to be less than one-half of 1 percentage point. In Michigan, a recount is triggered automatically if the margin is less than 2,000 votes. None of those states are close enough at the moment.

    Q: Is it possible that provisional and absentee voting results vary significantly from Election Day?

    A: Yes, but it's unlikely. Despite changes in voting laws in some states that civil rights groups claim unfairly restrict minorities, the poor and elderly, provisional votes that are accepted usually don't alter the results.

    “The chances of changing tens of thousands of votes? That’s just not going to happen,” says Hans von Spakovsky, a former Federal Election Commission member now at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

    Q: What's the deal in California?

    A: It's the largest state, with some of the most permissive voting procedures. More than half the state's votes are cast by absentee ballot, since no excuses are necessary to avoid going to a polling place on Election Day. Provisional ballots are treated more leniently than in many other states, requiring time to correct mistakes that otherwise would cause votes to be rejected.

    Q: So when will the results be official?

    A: Eight states have certified their results; another four are due to do so Tuesday. Nearly all will complete their counts by Dec. 13, in time for the Dec. 19 meeting of the Electoral College -- the 538 individuals who, usually without exception, vote according to the results in each state. In some states, the final count may come even later.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/p...nton/94214826/

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    Re: Who is running for president in the U.S.A.?

    Could the Electoral College elect Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump?
    Robert Farley, FactCheck.org 1:02 p.m. EST November 19, 2016

    Question:

    Can the Electoral College elect Hillary Clinton on Dec. 19?

    Answer:

    Yes, it may be constitutionally possible; but no, it will not happen, according to election experts.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/p...rump/93951818/

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