Skip to comments.Al Gore calls for an end to the Electoral College
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
That election in 2000 really messed him up, mentally. He’s acted like a cuckoo bird ever since.
He needs a mental evaluation.
“Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College”
Again? What a sore loser he is.
Let it go, Al. It was 12 years ago.
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.
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
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.
How about an end to Al Gore speaking ?
Just can’t let it go, can you Al ?
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...
That is exactly why we much keep the Electoral College. Those rules remove the incentive to pack the ballot boxes in most areas.
The winner-take-all aspect is not a part of the US Constitution. Read up, Al.
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
Algore just HATES someone else getting praise and attention. So, what to do....oh yeah..... say something for headlines.
You lost Al...stop paying your therapist and whining abou tit and get the heck over it wimp!
This is what happens when Al's chakra is too tight.
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.
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.
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