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 szboardstretcher 11-06-2012 10:46 PM

2000 years of Mathematics disproven by Government!!

Government reports that 51 Million < 49 Million

For example, "Romney has 51 million Votes, which is less than Obama who has 49 Million votes. Therefore Obama wins."

Textbooks and 2000 years of math to be updated soon by the Glorious Government of the Free People.

 dugan 11-06-2012 11:06 PM

Because of the Electoral College system, it's very possible for a candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election.

Just so you know.

 k3lt01 11-07-2012 01:01 AM

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 Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4823851) Because of the Electoral College system, it's very possible for a candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election. Just so you know.
Actually it happens in more than just the Electoral College system. We have had a similar thing happen here many times.

The news just come to tv here says Obama 54,000,000, Romney 52,000,000 give or take a couple hundred thou. Sorry to tell you all Obama won fairly and squarely but the naysayers will always pick.

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 Originally Posted by szboardstretcher (Post 4823845) Government reports that 51 Million < 49 Million For example, "Romney has 51 million Votes, which is less than Obama who has 49 Million votes. Therefore Obama wins."
Where did you get those numbers? The closest I've seen to that is 49 million/49.2 million-

Quote:
 Romney had 45.2 million votes, or 49 per cent. Obama had 45 million, also 49 per cent, with 65 per cent of precincts tallied.
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/us...h-stark-choice

As far as I know, the current figures are somewhere around 55.8 million Obama, 54.4 million Rommney.

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 Originally Posted by szboardstretcher (Post 4823845) Textbooks and 2000 years of math to be updated soon by the Glorious Government of the Free People.
No textbooks need changing, maths still works just fine. The issue is the electoral collage system.

Even if your 49/51 million result was true or accurate, its not the 1st time a president has won with a minority of votes. Most recently it hapened in 2000, but also in 1888 and 1876. There was also problems in 1796, 1800 and 1824.

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 Originally Posted by k3lt01 (Post 4823888) Actually it happens in more than just the Electoral College system. We have had a similar thing happen here many times.
The australian preference voting system is completely different to the electoral collage system.

 k3lt01 11-07-2012 03:14 AM

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 Originally Posted by cascade9 (Post 4823920) The australian preference voting system is completely different to the electoral collage system.
I never said they were the same :rolleyes:. Our preferential system wasn't even in my thoughts. What I am pointing out is that the popular vote, regardless of the system or country, doesn't always equal winning the top job.

 syg00 11-07-2012 03:38 AM

And who gives a rats arse anyway ...

It's bad enough we have to put up with our own mob of drongos without listening to 10-12 months of that drivel.

 AnanthaP 11-07-2012 05:05 AM

Actually its not 2000 years but 2000-12=1988 years.

In 2000, the AlGore/Lieberman combo won 50.9 million to Bush/Cheney's 50.4 million. But the electoral system, chads, jeb declaring texas for his bro got george and dick the presidency.
(Source = http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2087038.html )

It also explains that Romney was leading the popular vote BEFORE the count from the western states kicked in.

OK

Have a look at this site.
http://origin-elections-mtc-a.evip.aol.com/2012/results

Its clocking
58,860,305 for OBAMA and
56,554,227 for ROMNEY.

 H_TeXMeX_H 11-07-2012 06:22 AM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4823851) Because of the Electoral College system, it's very possible for a candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election. Just so you know.
Yes, the two systems are completely unrelated ... so why do people vote again ? and why do people encourage voting ? Probably because they are bored. Well, I have better things to do ... like take a nap.

 k3lt01 11-07-2012 12:16 PM

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 Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4824038) Yes, the two systems are completely unrelated ... so why do people vote again ? and why do people encourage voting ? Probably because they are bored. Well, I have better things to do ... like take a nap.
That was inspiring, not.

 m.a.l.'s pa 11-07-2012 12:45 PM

The fact that Obama actually won the popular vote should be enough to put this thread to rest.

 GazL 11-07-2012 01:09 PM

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

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