Interesting, I was just studying the nice map provided by outcast and it seems that Gore actually won quite a lot of counties in Texas! Anybody else find that quite interesting??
127 million people voted for GoreGokul43201 said:"No, he [Bush] won 5.9% of the vote, as the stats make clear. "
I'm sure I don't understand this, Monique. Could you explain ?
In fact, it is possible for a candidate to not get a single person's vote -- not one -- in 39 states or the District of Columbia, yet be elected president by wining the popular vote in just 11 of these 12 states:
Has a presidential candidate ever lost the nationwide popular vote but been elected president in the Electoral College? Yes, three times:
# In 1876 there were a total of 369 electoral votes available with 185 needed to win. Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, with 4,036,298 popular votes won 185 electoral votes. His main opponent, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, won the popular vote with 4,300,590 votes, but won only 184 electoral votes. Hayes was elected president.
# In 1888 there were a total of 401 electoral votes available with 201 needed to win. Republican Benjamin Harrison, with 5,439,853 popular votes won 233 electoral votes. His main opponent, Democrat Grover Cleveland, won the popular vote with 5,540,309 votes, but won only 168 electoral votes. Harrison was elected president.
# In 2000 there were a total of 538 electoral votes available with 270 needed to win. Republican George W. Bush, with 50,456,002 popular votes won 271 electoral votes. His Democratic opponent, Al Gore, won the popular vote with 50,999,897 votes, but won only 266 electoral votes. Bush was elected president. The Electoral College System
Thank you for teaching me about the Electoral College. It's where the voters go after Electoral High School, right ? Now I understand everything.Outcast said:Gokul43201 Our election is based on The Electoral College System and not the popular vote.
Are you missing the word "by" in that first sentence?Monique said:No, he won 5.9% of the vote, as the stats make clear. No, 16 million more people voted for Bush than Gore.
I'll bet he has Utah to thank for some of that. What's their birth-rate like ?russ_watters said:Anyway, its interesting that by population (voting and non-voting) Bush had more people than Gore.
This is ridiculous, nobody ever implied that, because kids are not supposed to understand politics, so it has been established they have no right to vote. You perfecly understand the point without needing any explanation.russ_watters said:if you have kids, should you get an extra vote...?
Gee it that's true, them maybe I should have gone to prison instead of college.humanino said:Is there a correlation between intelligence and the density of population where you live ? I do think there is :tongue2:
:rofl:Outcast said:Overcrowding prisons has been an rising issue in American society.
Should adults who don't understand politics also have no vote then ?humanino said:This is ridiculous, nobody ever implied that, because kids are not supposed to understand politics, so it has been established they have no right to vote.
I've always been against voting for that very reason.vanesch said:Should adults who don't understand politics also have no vote then ?
They have a statistically accepted capability to understand the impact of their vote. That some choose not to, is a different matter.vanesch said:Should adults who don't understand politics also have no vote then ?
thats pretty daft aint it, i usualy miunderestimated my opponants in hockey, the only reason i'm better is that they misunderestimate me far worse, heheGokul43201 said:That has now gone beyond the limited realm of a Bushism, and is gradually making it's way into mainstream English. Soon everyone will be misunderestimating like crazy. :tongue2: