r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 26 '23

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u/WatchItAllBurn1 May 26 '23

There is also a chance that in bush' second election that there were some genuine problems

  • 54% of votes discarded in Florida were African americans

  • in the same election, Ohio made it harder and less accessible for African Americans and poor communities to vote too.

While these were ultimately rejected by the republican congress at the time. It does not change the fact that Bush only won the popular vote by 0.7%.


u/Glorthiar May 26 '23 edited May 26 '23

This is why we should stop letting states decide how their votes are counted and sent in, because they cheat for their own teams. The feds should go to every god damn state and count the votes without those states being allow to fuck with it, states themselves are commiting election fraud openly without consequence.


u/WatchItAllBurn1 May 26 '23 edited May 27 '23

But why would the republican party ever agree to that? They literally cannot win elections without doing shady shit to the extreme.


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u/HawkeyGawds May 27 '23

If society was a Dashiell Hammett short story


u/Glorthiar May 27 '23

We can all dream can't we? (Not familiar with his work so I hope it's chill)


u/Updog_IS_funny May 27 '23

While I entirely agree with you on wanting someone to act rather than talk, the US was formed with the current system being the compromise. If the popular vote was all that mattered, many states wouldn't have joined the union.

It's a feature, not a bug.


u/Glorthiar May 27 '23

Society can move past our past. We live In a far more interconnected society than we were when states were founded


u/TakenUrMom May 27 '23

Careful now, you’re starting to make sense


u/Updog_IS_funny May 27 '23

If you want your state your way, that's the part that needs undone. People threw a fit when Russia got involved in American politics despite the election having impacts on them. Similarly (though, admittedly, to a lesser degree), California might be impacted by the things Georgia does but maybe they shouldn't have a lot of say in states' matters.

The problem is in how much power the fed gov has. Lessen that and the electoral college has less impact.


u/mimasoid May 27 '23

the US was formed

by slaveholders

you're allowed to change the way they wanted things to be


u/pusgnihtekami May 27 '23

Women weren't allowed to vote for over 100 years, but yeah let's pay reverence to the ideas of the fOuNdInG FaThErS.


u/NorthImpossible8906 May 27 '23

It's a feature, not a bug.

one of the many huge HUGE HUGE mistakes by the founding fathers.


u/Crackerpuppy May 27 '23

Looking back we can see how this was probably the gravest mistake made by the founding fathers & only compounded later by agreements made to end the Civil War.