Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 11:37 UTC
In the News "This election won't hinge on technology issues. Just look at prevailing discussions this year at the national level: major candidates have sparred over Iran's nuclear ambitions, the role of government, inane comments on the female body, and to nobody's surprise, the economy. Despite that fact, many decisions will be taken up by the next US president and those in Congress that will affect the world of tech, and by consequence, the real lives of citizens and human beings around the world - from alternative energy, to the use of killer drones, the regulation of wireless spectrum, and policies that aim to control content on the internet. Your chance to vote is just around the corner. Here's what's at stake in tech this election, and how the major candidates could influence our future." Happy voting, American readers. Whatever you pick, please take at least a few minutes to consider that the implications of your choice do not end at the US border.
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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by demetrioussharpe on Thu 8th Nov 2012 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
demetrioussharpe
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What's the point of doing that when it will not affect the outcome, even if the vote was entirely based and popular votes and the Electoral College was dissolved?

A win is a win and a majority is a majority, electoral college or not.


You are incorrect. Using the electoral college instead of a popular vote is the same as using whole numbers instead of real numbers. Whole groups of democrats get rounded down to 0 in republican states & whole groups of republicans get rounded down to 0 in democrat states. It'd be more fair to be able to add the total number of democrat & total number of republican votes (without the round-down error) to see who really should win. That's what the popular vote is. There've been cases where the popular winner wasn't the election winner. That's the sort of thing that pisses people off.

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