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Old 11-02-2012, 02:43 PM  
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My dream electoral college scenario

This is what I'd love to see happen:




Swing States

Red:
Nevada
Colorado
Iowa
Florida
Virginia
North Carolina

Blue:
Wisconsin
Michigan
Ohio
New Hampshire
Pennsylvania


If the electoral map were to unfold like this, the electoral college count would be 269 to 269. Look at the states - not that unrealistic...
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Probably never happen but I do like it, I like it a lot.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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That would certainly be interesting! Romney would be President (House vote) and Biden would be Vice-President (Senate vote). Wonder what that initial meeting would be like!
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:51 PM   #4
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Bah. I found an article that explores a tie:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...it-would-mean/


I tried to link and post from it but screwed it up badly. I'll just leave the link in this post instead.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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This is what I'd love to see happen:


If the electoral map were to unfold like this, the electoral college count would be 269 to 269. Look at the states - not that unrealistic...
Have to admit, that would be kind of cool. I'd prefer my party be holding the HOUSE in this situation though.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:54 PM   #6
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I assume that the vice president wouldn't even be invited to meetings.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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Have to admit, that would be kind of cool. I'd prefer my party be holding the Senate in this situation though.
Why is that? The VP is just worthless except in senate ties. curious
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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Why is that? The VP is just worthless except in senate ties. curious
Yeah, I meant House.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #9
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Yeah, I meant House.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #10
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That would certainly be interesting! Romney would be President (House vote) and Biden would be Vice-President (Senate vote). Wonder what that initial meeting would be like!
Felix & Oscar ring a bell ?
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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That would certainly be interesting! Romney would be President (House vote) and Biden would be Vice-President (Senate vote). Wonder what that initial meeting would be like!
I bet it would go just fine. Might actually force some cooperation
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Felix & Oscar ring a bell ?
Mitt is obviously Felix here.
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This is what I'd love to see happen:




Swing States

Red:
Nevada
Colorado
Iowa
Florida
Virginia
North Carolina

Blue:
Wisconsin
Michigan
Ohio
New Hampshire
Pennsylvania


If the electoral map were to unfold like this, the electoral college count would be 269 to 269. Look at the states - not that unrealistic...

. I would love that. Would this bring change to a popular vote system?
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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I bet it would go just fine. Might actually force some cooperation
That would be interesting to go back to POTUS being the winner and VP being 2nd place. IIRC correctly it was changed because both parties thought it was too hard to get things done that way.
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That would be interesting to go back to POTUS being the winner and VP being 2nd place. IIRC correctly it was changed because both parties thought it was too hard to get things done that way.
They might have been afraid of a coup--the VP having the Pres killed. You don't really want your bitter opponent to be next in line to succeed you.
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