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I should have pressed enter – Facebook and the Electoral Process

I hate to be a cynic, but it annoys me to no end that people on Facebook and elsewhere think that the President is elected based on popular vote. I live in Georgia – the Republican party will receive all of our electoral votes regardless of who is on the ballot.

Comments like: “Go out and vote, every vote counts!” and “We can’t let Obama get reelected!” made by people who clearly think there individual vote (in Georgia) will matter on a national scale are laughable.

I’m not downing the electoral process, we are a Republic and I accept that, but how are people this ignorant?

I should have pressed enter:

Also, I think Georgia should switch to a weighted electoral system – we should end the “winner take all” methodology. Why should 40% (or more) of a state be screwed over because the predominate political party controls the status-quo? Maybe that’s a post for another time.

I would also like to point out that well written articles about the electoral process are not easily searchable in Google – interesting.