A.R. Moxon (Julius Goat) @JuliusGoat Novelist—THE REVISIONARIES coming 12/3/19 tinyurl.com/yxkldcx7 Newsletter: tinyletter.com/ARMoxon Blog: armoxon.com/ He/him May. 04, 2019 1 min read

This hypothetical, presented as in defense of the electoral college, actually shows just how terribly unfair the electoral college is.

If you can win the most votes but lose in a landslide then the system is perverse.

Not sure why you should have a built-in bonus for living in a state where most people don’t want to live

Seems to create perverse incentives for rich wealthy people to make their state a hellhole so they can have outsize influence in state AND national politics.

good thing we don’t see stuff like that happening

Hey I’ve got a hypothetical for you: there’s a class of 100.

55 vote to have a lunch break, but 45 vote to attack the 55 with wolverines. Who should win the election?

Before answering .... the 55 students are sitting *really closely together.*

Not so cut and dry NOW, is it?

The answer is: all of the 55 are legal.

My man’s never heard of the popular vote.

Great suggestion. We ought to do that. The EC is a racist construct.


Corollary: racist things are racist no matter what anyone says.

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