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Georgia?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Riders, Nov 20, 2020 at 4:22 PM.

  1. exchemist

    exchemist Well-Known Member

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    "The left", eh? Who, in particular?

    Did Clinton refuses to concede? Did she allege electoral fraud? Did she demand recounts? Did she try to get state electors not to cast their electoral college votes according to the vote of the people?

    As I recall, Clinton conceded on the day of the election, without lodging any complaints. But I'm not in the USA so may have missed something. Can you enlighten me?
     
  2. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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    But to blame “the left” as a blanket term is totally unreasonable. Heck, two of the people who did it in 2016 were Republicans. And it ended up costing Clinton more electoral votes than Trump (not that it made any difference).

    No, it is not new. That does not make it right. Murder is not new. But if a Republican President shot someone (on 5th Ave or elsewhere) we wouldn’t try to mitigate it by saying “the left shoots people as well” (meaning someone on the left once shot someone).
     
  3. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    If he does this, what are the odds that the backlash will be a dismantling of the Electoral College?
    I think I will make a poll for this!
     
  4. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
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    Never claimed it was.
     
  5. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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    Yet you felt there was some value in mentioning it. And perhaps there is. But I suggest we all need to think more carefully about what exactly that value is.
     
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  6. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
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    Hmm, I see where you are coming from. For now, I think my choice of words was not good enough as you pointed out. Instead, I will simply conclude that the EC adds a layer of complexity that I think we can do without. Wouldn't that be nice? :D
     
  7. Revoltingest

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  8. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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  9. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I'd agree only after Dec 14.
     
  10. Shadow Wolf

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    So you do not agree with how the People have voted? You reject the election results? It's done, it's counted, Trump's fantasies about a stolen election are not true amd the courts amd state officials are not agreeing with him.
     
  11. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Well I'm pretty sure Biden won but until the electorate votes in December, it's only provisional.
     
  12. Shadow Wolf

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    If he doesn't formally win when the EC gathers to vote that means faithless electors are going to have to answer to a very angry mob.
     
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