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Jan 13

It's disrespectful to Donald Trump, but not to Democracy. Everyone has the right to express their opinion. I think it's a dumb opinion, though. If people were denied the right to vote, they should most certainly protest. But if you voted in the election, or you sat on your couch because you thought everyone else would vote your candidate in, you've got nothing to protest. If the reverse had happened and Hillary had won the electoral vote and "The Donald" had won the popular vote, Democrats would be saying they won fair and square, and Trump would be talking about what a corrupt system the electoral college is, etc., etc.

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User voted Yes.
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Nov 17, 2016

I only said yes because I'm sure if the Conservatives had protested like the Liberals are doing right now the news would basically have said they are homophobic, racist, etc. and the Liberal are basically getting a free pass from the press. The man isn't even in office yet nobody knows what's going to happen yet and the people who preach tolerance, who say we (by we they mean people who disagree with them) must be accepting of those who don't hold the same views as we do, but how much tolerance are we seeing now. I don't agree with all of Trump's plans nor some of his statements, but we have yet to see one policy from him as president.

BTW not my president, sorry but he will be, just like President Obama is my president even thought I didn't vote for him or agree with much of what he has done. So Liberals I'll tell you what you told me back when President Obama was elected, get over it

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4 votes,
Nov 19, 2016

I entirely agree with you, Richard, and I'd like to add that when you vote, you not only vote in favor of a party or leader, but also in favor of the entire democratic process which includes how people are elected and how parties win the elections. This means that if the popular vote is not to be used to decide who gets to win or not and you have decided to vote with that in mind, then you must agree with the results, no matter which side you're on. If you are unhappy about how elections are conducted, then you can always get in politics yourself and try to change things like a civilized individual.

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User voted Yes.
2 votes,
Nov 26, 2016

Thank you, the new discussion is now the electoral college how unfair it is, but without it most of the country would be ignored by the politicians, and in fact even in states that have a large population most of that state would be ignored except for those counties that have a large population if a politician would win by 100% in the top 160 counties, by population, they would win so a politician would be dumb to even court votes in the 15 low populations states, why go there when they could try and win over many time more people. As it is the middle of the country has almost no say in what happens. But that's a discussion for another question.

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