Scandinavia and the World

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Makeover of 2016 16 11, 9:20pm

@skx0221 There's a lot of debate about that. The United States is not a true Democracy. It's a Republic, which means we have rules in place to protect the lesser guys from the rule of the mob. California is by far the most populous state and if the president was picked based on the popular vote, both candidates would have had to change their campaign strategies so much to a point where they would be spending most of their time in Chicago, New York, Miami, and California. The other states virtually wouldn't even matter.

Our Republic has the electoral college in place to make sure that votes across the entire US actually matter and play a part in the process.