Here's your sign.........

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  1. DearthnVader macrumors 6502

    DearthnVader

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    Well, as me and others suggested, the lack of Hillary yard signs, with respect to doing a count of them when driving across some swing states, seemed to show a real lack of support, among voters, on election day.

    Maybe the highly paid pollsters should count yard signs, rather than call people and ask them how they are going to vote?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    When Scotland had their referendum I saw far, far, more signs for leave than remain...
     
  3. DearthnVader thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Equating the politics of the UK to that of the Yanks.

    Besides, didn't leave take it, I know Scotland, overall, voted for remain, as America, overall voted for Hillary, but there were enough votes for leave, in Scotland, to swing it.
     
  4. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Nope. Leaving happened because of Britain, not Scotland.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Talking about different referendums...

    I'm talking about the one for Scotland leaving the UK.
     
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    You do know Clinton got more votes than Trump, right? Your argument doesn't make sense (except for the very real lack of enthusiasm regarding Clinton)
     
  7. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    The argument makes a lot of sense. The media told us that Trump did not have a chance, pollsters told us that Trump did not have a chance, all the while, we were seeing physical proof that Trump had more support than Hillary.

    As for popular vote, done to death in other threads. Our system is not based on popular vote, it is designed this way for a reason, when you see an election like this for example, you start to understand why.
     
  8. juanm macrumors 65816

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    The only thing it shows is that
    1. This election, Trump supporters were more vocal than Clinton supporters
    2. More importantly, general lack of enthusiasm for Clinton

    Any other interpretation would be sample bias.
     
  9. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    First of all, it was designed against the "tyranny of the majority" back in simpler times. Fast forward 200 years and the system just made it easier to target and manipulate (or disenfranchise) voters in a handful of states. I still respect the system, but the results should be interesting...
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Ironic that it was designed to stop Trump being president.
     
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    Yes.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/updates/electoral-college-slavery-constitution
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    It was really designed to give the South equal influence with the north despite the south having 40% of its population being slaves who couldn't vote.
     
  12. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    Had it gone the opposite way, the other side would be complaining. It is what it is, Trump is President and I couldn't be happier.
     
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    I am not sure Trump signs would have been an accurate means of counting Trump votes. As you're probably well aware, supporting Trump on many areas was considered not socially acceptable. If you can't tell a stranger over the phone why would you post a sign in your front yard?
     
  15. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    well never underestimate mans stupidity I guess.
     
  16. DearthnVader thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I didn't catch on till after I replied, I knew you would clarify, so I left it as was.
     
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    3. The importance of the Electoral College. :D
     
  18. DearthnVader thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well. I guess it's just me, as a professional sign reader, I saw more Trump signs than Hillary signs, in swing states. Everyone looks to the Heavens for a sign, and not in front of them or beside them.
     

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