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  •  No, what is "supposed" to happen is the state (1+ / 0-)
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    nextstep

    legislature is supposed to select the electors.  The fact that they are chosen by popular vote is just a quirk of history, nothing more.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 05:18:44 PM PST

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    •  Sorry, but... (1+ / 0-)
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      This country was founded on the idea that it is a republic made up of states.  No other nation (to my knowledge) puts stars or markers on their flag for each province in their country.  The individual states (and their "rights", though that term was later used as code) were considered to be sacrosanct by the founders.

      The reality is that voters in California and Mississippi have different values and different ways of life, and the entire structure of the nation was setup so that neither could tell the other how to live.

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