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America Nears El Tipping Pointo

Raymond121 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:35 AM
The only reason these demographic shifts control the Electoral College in 2012 is the accidents of history which arbitrarily group the EC votes into states. If EC votes were assigned by congressional district, then the winner of the House of Representatives would also win the White House. Two states already do that, and if the rest of states did it, then the demographic shift will not be the determiner of the presidency. Congressional district voting is better than a popular vote because once a candidate has won a majority in one district it will not benefit him to look for more votes in that district, the way Al Gore was doing in Florida.
LAPhil Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:47 AM
The problem with that idea is that the President would always belong to the same party as the House of Representatives, which tends to defeat the purpose of checks and balances.

I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama.

On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones.

According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic -- white women under 30 -- slightly favored Romney.

Reagan got...