GoCubsGo wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 09, 2023 3:45 pm
Good effing lord.
Good lord indeed.
Is it possible that these "third party" or "fourth party" or "independent' whatever people just don't understand how the US electoral system works as enshrined in (bad) law. It is not a parliamentary system. There are no coalitions. A candidate has to win 270 of the electoral votes. if a loose wheel keeps that from happening, the House of Representatives will pick the president. Each state delegation gets one vote, regardless of the number of congressional districts it has. 26 votes, representing a majority of the states, are required to win. Anybody notice how many Congressionally red states there are out there?
Or they can just siphon votes from the major party candidates. If the stated objective of the loose wheels is to bring "moderation" or "common sense" or "cooperation among the parties" or whatever, which major party is more likely to lose voters? The party of hard-core loons? Nope.
I don't personally believe (maybe wishful thinking) that Trump is going to make it to election, probably because of convictions. But as of today, the only thing a potential candidate or voter needs to consider is "do I want to help Trump get elected again?" Well, do ya, Punk? Because that's what they're doing.