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: Voting
by kenji on Tue 6th Nov 2012 17:45 UTC in reply to "Voting"
kenji
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2009-04-08

The President is not chosen by your vote, but by the votes of the electorals.


And who appoints the electorates? *Voters do.* Stop spreading ignorance.

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RE[2]: Voting
by demetrioussharpe on Thu 8th Nov 2012 14:21 in reply to "RE: Voting"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

"The President is not chosen by your vote, but by the votes of the electorals.


And who appoints the electorates? *Voters do.* Stop spreading ignorance.
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You should check your facts more carefully. In "winner take all" states, the winning party gets all of those electoral college votes. Well, guess what, there're states that historically vote one way or the other, based on the culture of that state. Unless you live in a swing state, your vote doesn't matter. There's not a snowball's chance in hell of a Republican carrying California or a Democrat carrying Texas. So, if you're a Democrat in Texas, then your vote means nothing. It's the same if you're a Republican in Cali.

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