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Posted: 12/20/2016 9:34:04 AM EST
Why is there a human element left to it?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:34:57 AM EST
Further checks and balances
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:35:03 AM EST
More fun that way
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:36:38 AM EST
It's not as fun watching libs scream "Shame" at a computer. Well, maybe it would be.
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Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:54:43 AM EST
Because there is the potential for legit reasons to surface between the election and the EC vote.

It's one more brilliant check the founders bestowed upon us.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:56:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 9:58:17 AM EST by RDak]
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Originally Posted By Ridgerunner9876:
Because there is the potential for legit reasons to surface between the election and the EC vote.

It's one more brilliant check the founders bestowed upon us.
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Yup, if we were stupid enough to vote for, let's say an Al Capone, there would be a safeguard to stop such lunacy.

But my state doesn't allow that sort of deviation............so they have obliterated that remedy.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:05:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 10:06:51 AM EST by madwis15]
For the humour of it all of course.

Seriously, for all the drama from the left about trying to switch votes away from Trump, I laughed my ass off after seeing Hitlery losing more votes.

Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:08:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ridgerunner9876:
Because there is the potential for legit reasons to surface between the election and the EC vote.

It's one more brilliant check the founders bestowed upon us.
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It is amazing that they set up the electoral college years ago and were able to foresee the problems that would arise if they didn't.
To see the more populated areas such as Cali and New York City would run the country one day was brilliant.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:09:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By madwis15:
For the humour of it all of course.

Seriously, for all the drama from the left about trying to switch votes away from Trump, I laughed my ass off after seeing Hitlery losing more votes.

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That was pretty good!!
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:10:58 AM EST
My dumb question is how does a person become and elector? Are they just party shills/suck-ups?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:14:41 AM EST
The smaller states would have never agreed to election by popular vote only, it ensures they have a voice.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:14:55 AM EST
the human element seems unnecessary except in the case where a president elect dies before the EC vote

Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:16:44 AM EST
Because there are still very valid reasons for allowing a faithless elector:  Death and inelilagability.  We generally would prefer substituting rather than raising the running mate.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:17:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jakezor:
My dumb question is how does a person become and elector? Are they just party shills/suck-ups?
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The Parties elect them IIRC.

I think it was Poly who said that.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:21:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ridgerunner9876:
Because there is the potential for legit reasons to surface between the election and the EC vote.

It's one more brilliant check the founders bestowed upon us.
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Yep. Never know after the election when some legal or other issue may come up. Voter fraud, for instance that isn't found out until December
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:29:33 AM EST
Because if they were machines, Putin would just hack them from his spy-plane.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:32:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By madwis15:
For the humour of it all of course.

Seriously, for all the drama from the left about trying to switch votes away from Trump, I laughed my ass off after seeing Hitlery losing more votes.

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Faith Spotted Eagle...is that you? 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:34:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
because russia is not up to speed on the technology side yet 
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