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Al Gore calls for an end to the Electoral College
The HIll ^ | 08/31/12 | Mario Trujillo

Posted on 08/31/2012 10:54:28 AM PDT by Victory111

Former vice president Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College — the system that cost him the presidency in 2000.

Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis. He called for presidential elections to be determined by the popular vote.

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1 posted on 08/31/2012 10:54:34 AM PDT by Victory111
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To: Victory111

Wow, what a shocker..Al Gore trying to make the ‘Relevant’ list in 2012..


2 posted on 08/31/2012 10:57:22 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: Victory111

That would be great! Then when vote boxes are stuffed in Chicago we all suffer!


3 posted on 08/31/2012 10:59:12 AM PDT by Dennis M.
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To: Victory111

Note to ALGORE: the way to do this is to AMMEND the US Constitution...a long tough process...so good luck bucko!
Freegards
LEX


4 posted on 08/31/2012 11:00:09 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Dennis M.

Shut up ya fat bastard!


5 posted on 08/31/2012 11:00:26 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Victory111

This will never, ever, ever, ever happen. You will never get enough states to change the constitution.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: Victory111
You keep picking on that sore spot and it will never heal.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 11:02:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Fedupwithit

Leftist freaks trying to cover their bases in advance of what they think could be a narrow electoral college loss for their messiah.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 11:02:52 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Fedupwithit
Wow, what a shocker..Al Gore trying to make the ‘Relevant’ list in 2012..

Yeah - Al Gore, what a chakra!

9 posted on 08/31/2012 11:02:57 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Victory111

That’d be awesome. Then candidates would never waste a minute more than 100 miles from the east and west coast. And the already tilted game would sway even more to the interests of NYC/LA/San Fran, etc.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 11:03:42 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Victory111

Al Gore thinks just because he won the popular vote in 2000, he thinks that Obama is going to win the popular vote in 2012....The only chance Obama has is with the electoral. He won’t win the popular vote for sure.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 11:03:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: Victory111

As close as the 2000 election was, without the electoral college we would have spent months counting every ballot in every precinct.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 11:04:20 AM PDT by middlegeorgian
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To: Victory111

Did he dry up his glow-bull warming scam? So now he cant shut his big pie-hole and annoy us.

A LOSER IS A LOSER IS A LOSER. Always will and forever be Gore.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 11:04:27 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Victory111

I see Gore is well into decade number two of being a sore loser.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 11:05:35 AM PDT by jz638
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To: Victory111

How about calling for an end to giving algore a microphone?


15 posted on 08/31/2012 11:06:43 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Victory111

I wonder what other parts of the Constitution algore doesn’t like (probably most of it!!).


16 posted on 08/31/2012 11:07:25 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Victory111
Maybe it would be a better idea to do it by square miles.

2000 Presidential Election By County


17 posted on 08/31/2012 11:09:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Victory111

“the system that cost him the presidency in 2000”

What an ignorant statement. Had the election been based on popoluar vote the entire 2000 campaign would have been run differently on both sides and people outside of the battleground states would have been more motivated to vote. Bush would have spent millions in Texas alone getting out the vote.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 11:10:51 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Dead Corpse

Just a side note. Did you see Mike Eruzione last night at the convention? I had to do a double take. He looked just like Gore.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 11:14:02 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Victory111

Haha, imagine that.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Victory111

That election in 2000 really messed him up, mentally. He’s acted like a cuckoo bird ever since.

He needs a mental evaluation.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 11:14:39 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Victory111

“Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College”

Again? What a sore loser he is.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 11:17:47 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: Victory111

Let it go, Al. It was 12 years ago.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 11:20:00 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Victory111

Gore is admitting how stupid he and his team really were. Both sides new the rules, or at least should have. The popular vote didn’t mean squat. It’s like the losing team in a Super Bowl saying they should be declared the winner because they gained more yards or had the greater time of possession. Liberals love rules, as long as they get to change them after the fact.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 11:20:25 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: Victory111
The current system already gives too much weight to the popular vote. In states with large cities, the urban vote carries the whole state, and urban cheating threatens to steal all of the state's electoral votes.

I think the electoral vote should be by congressional district and state. One vote per congressional district carried, plus two votes for each state carried, a state being carried by the winner of the majority of its congressional districts or the winner of its popular vote in the event of a tie in districts. That would better implement the Founders' intent and would also more effectively firewall vote fraud.


2008 by congressional district

25 posted on 08/31/2012 11:21:25 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Victory111

Absolutely BRILLIANT!

Then the megalopoli of the East and West Coasts will rule the country and lord it over their peons slaving in ‘flyover country.’ WORK HARDER SERFS! The masses need more bread and circuses!

At least until the East-West civil war.

I think we should stay with the Electoral College, myself.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 11:22:01 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Victory111

How about an end to Al Gore speaking ?

Sore loser.

Just can’t let it go, can you Al ?


27 posted on 08/31/2012 11:24:00 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: mware
Didn't watch. Nor will I be watching the Dems pander-fest.

It's all theater. The GOP proved that when Boehner's gavel came down on a dodgey voice vote giving insiders control over keeping the grass roots out.

The Dems are nothing more than a Socialist cheer squad. No need to even bother tuning in unless the place gets hit by an asteroid...

28 posted on 08/31/2012 11:26:12 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dennis M.
That would be great! Then when vote boxes are stuffed in Chicago we all suffer!

That is exactly why we much keep the Electoral College. Those rules remove the incentive to pack the ballot boxes in most areas.

29 posted on 08/31/2012 11:26:40 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Victory111
Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis.

The winner-take-all aspect is not a part of the US Constitution. Read up, Al.

30 posted on 08/31/2012 11:30:11 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: Victory111
Former vice president Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College — the system that cost him the presidency in 2000. Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis. He called for presidential elections to be determined by the popular vote.

He's blaming the electoral college now? Not the ballots?

"...in the opinion of most independent observers, this is the single most confusing, bewildering, incipherable document ever produced. To begin with, how do you know which side to vote on? [ holds it up on one side ] Is this right-side up? [ flips it over ] Or is this right-side up? The ballot doesn't say. And what's with all these confusing names? Bush. Gore. Buchanan. Nader. And confusing party affiliations. Democrat. Republican. Reform. Here's one called "Green". And here's more names. George. Patrick. Albert. John. John. There's two different Johns. I mean, who on earth could figure this out.

But to really understand how confusing this ballot is, you have to take a closer look. Here it is. [ close-up is shown ] Now, for the love of God, what are all these dots? And these arrows? If you look closely, you will see that tips of the arrow points to a dot...but the shaft of the arrow points back to a name. So how do you vote? Do you circle a candidate's name? Do you underline it? Or do you write it on the arrow? Or underneath? Or maybe it's the dots. Do you write the candidate's name on the dots? They seem sort of small. Maybe just his initials. Or do you color in the dots? If so, in what color? Maybe you scratch the dots with the edge of a penny. Or lick the dots. Again, this ballot does not spell it out. I went to Harvard - I couldn't make heads or tails of this. [ puts ballot away ]

Just imagine what it was like for the most vulnerable residents of Palm Beach. [ holds up photo ] This is Esther Rosenthal. Esther Rosenthal is age 92, a Democrat all her life. Esther left her nursing home Tuesday morning intending to vote for me! Totally bewildered by this ballot, she ended up voting for the Libertarian candidate, and switching her long-distance service to Sprint. [ holds up next photo ] Okay.. Sidney and Reesa Mandel, age 87 and 85, ate their ballot! [ holds up next photo ] While Rachel Goldensten, age 96, mailed hers to Barbra Streisand..."

-- A Message From The Vice-President Of The United States
As heard on Saturday Night Live, November 11, 2000


31 posted on 08/31/2012 11:30:16 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Victory111

Algore just HATES someone else getting praise and attention. So, what to do....oh yeah..... say something for headlines.


32 posted on 08/31/2012 11:31:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Victory111
STHU Al Sore Looser
33 posted on 08/31/2012 11:31:54 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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You lost Al...stop paying your therapist and whining abou tit and get the heck over it wimp!


34 posted on 08/31/2012 11:33:08 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Victory111
Al Gore calls for an end to the Electoral College

This is what happens when Al's chakra is too tight.

35 posted on 08/31/2012 11:35:05 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: Victory111

The Electoral College is the genius of the founding fathers...without it, the election would be decided by the 15 biggest metropolitan areas in America...and the rest of us would be servants to those areas.


36 posted on 08/31/2012 11:36:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Victory111

Back in 2000 Al Gore was all for the electoral college per a CNN interview when he thought it might help him. Wish I had the resources to track down that interview.


37 posted on 08/31/2012 11:36:59 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Victory111

To prevent globull warming, we call for an end to Al Gore.


38 posted on 08/31/2012 11:38:45 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Victory111
The system that cost him the presidency. That's like saying that system that cost the New York Yankees the 1960 World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates was the absurd rule that you had to win four games instead of simply scoring more runs overall during the series (which they did).
39 posted on 08/31/2012 11:42:38 AM PDT by fhayek
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dforest calls for an end to Al Gore.


40 posted on 08/31/2012 11:45:12 AM PDT by dforest
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Al Gore calls for an end........horny again Al?


41 posted on 08/31/2012 11:45:24 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Victory111

I keep telling my lib friends that if the good people of TN had voted for him, the whole hanging chad thing would have been a moot point.

If you can’t carry the state where you were born and a Senator and your daddy was a Senator....then you don’t deserve to be the Prez.


42 posted on 08/31/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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43 posted on 08/31/2012 11:49:37 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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POOR ALGORE...IF ONLY HE HAD CARRIED HIS HOME STATE!!!


44 posted on 08/31/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: Victory111

Still crazy after all these years.

AlBore Theme Song.


45 posted on 08/31/2012 11:50:11 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: cynwoody

There are already a few states already allocating electoral college delegates to votes from individual Congressional districts, and if memory serves those are Nebraska and New Hampshire or Maine.

That change could be made at the state level without a Constitutional amendment, and would put in play many rural counties in states like New York, Illinois and California.


46 posted on 08/31/2012 11:51:19 AM PDT by research99
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To: Victory111
Let me remind the former Vice President that the idea of a consolidated monolith, replacing the States in a Federal Union, was precisely that which Adolph Hitler adopted, when he felt able to convert his position as Chancellor into that of Fuehrer. Is this what Al has in mind?

Better men dedicated their "lives, their fortunes & their sacred honor," to achieving the State sovereignty that Britain recognized by the Treaty Of Paris--1783.

William Flax

47 posted on 08/31/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by Ohioan
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If only Al had borrowed John Kerry’s lucky hat he may have won.


48 posted on 08/31/2012 11:55:20 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Iron Munro

That dumbas$ couldn’t even win his home state.


49 posted on 08/31/2012 11:56:07 AM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: Victory111

You failed to steal the election 12 years ago, Algore, give it up.


50 posted on 08/31/2012 11:57:50 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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