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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Don, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Don

    Don Well-Known Member
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    This may have already been addressed somewhere, and I just missed it.

    Since I didn't vote for Hillary or Trump, but Hillary lost, does that mean I voted for Trump?

    'Cause, ya know, I was being told that I was voting for Hillary before the election...so I just wanna clarify who I actually voted for, before the next election rolls along....
     
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  2. InTheLight

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    Since I didn't vote for Hillary or Trump either, does that mean my vote canceled out your vote?

    It's so confusing. I wish some Trumpie would tell me.
     
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    That's not fair! If y'all are canceling each other out, who is gonna cancel out my non-Hillary or Trump vote?

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  4. Don

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    Or Hillarite. Or Clintonite. Yeesh, what do you call a Hillary supporter? (um, that probably opened up a whole new line of joke responses....)
     
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    But by voting 3rd party - you and thousands of others, help Hillary get more popular votes than Trump.
     
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    Keep on repeating that. However, in no world is it true.
     
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    lets see - lets say Hillary won the popular vote by 10 votes.
    If 11 people voted for 3rd party, had instead voted for Trump
    He would have won the popular vote..

    Oh I see, - in no (liberal) world is that true.
     
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    It would depend on the state that you are in. For me, I could vote for Mickey Mouse and it doesn't matter because my state will go Democratic in the vote. But we also saw a few states flip their vote from what was expected so we just never know how important our one vote is.
     
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  10. InTheLight

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    Lets see - lets say Trump won the popular vote by 10 votes.
    If 11 people voted for 3rd party, had instead voted for Hillary, she would have won the popular vote.
     
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    Actually, I was just talking about the popular vote - it appears at the moment that HIlalry has the most popular vote - but some absentees are still coming in.

    Bottom line - HIllary did NOT win the majority of popular votes.
     
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  12. Salty

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    But to date - Trump has NOT won the popular vote - please stay on subject
     
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    You can make up any hypothetical situation you want, or even use real results--it doesn't mean my voting for neither Trump or Clinton, my vote went to Clinton. That thinking is tortured logic.
     
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    Salty,
    Those 11 people could just as easily be swayed to change their vote for Hillary, giving her a win by 21 votes instead of only 10.

    The problem with your statement is that it's true for YOUR side; BUT, it's also true for CTB's side.

    It's just not true for MY side. Neither candidate represented me. So why should I have used my vote for someone I disagree with? Because I disagreed with one more than the other? Or because I disagreed with one less than the other?

    I won't deny, I woke up Wednesday morning and felt a sense of relief when I found out Clinton lost. But I also won't deny, I have a feeling of trepidation while we wait and see what, exactly, Trump is going to do. That feeling isn't going to go away for at least six months, until he's actually been in the office and we start seeing actual actions.
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    Had a church vote for a pastor a year or so ago, and it went kind of like this election. The pastor didn't meet the 85%. Before the service was even over, some in the congregation were calling for a change to the church constitution to change the 85% to a majority vote. Some were looking around and publicly asking, "Why did you vote against God's will for this church?" That was coming from both the ones that voted for the proposed pastor, and the ones that voted against him. For weeks afterwards, people were still looking for who to blame.

    So tell me: What's the difference between what just happened with our president, and what happened at that church? In both cases, people were accusing the other side of not following God's will; people were hurt because they didn't get their way; people called for abolishing the current voting process; etc., etc.

    If I had voted against the pastor, following what I believed was God's will, was I wrong? If I had voted for the pastor, following what I believed was God's will, was I wrong? If I had known that just over 50% of the congregation wanted the man to be the pastor, but I didn't - would I have been better off not voting, and allowing them to choose the pastor for me? Or, if I knew that over 15% of the congregation didn't want him to be pastor, but I did - should I have done a better job of convincing them to vote for him, even though I would essentially be convincing them to vote against what they believed was God's will?

    I'm not comparing the presidency to a pastor; I'm comparing situations. The presidency is not a pastorship; but it is a position that's supposed to represent America and its ideals. And if I put God first in everything in my life -- which I try, and fail quite a bit, but keep trying -- then how can I say either candidate represented me?
     
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    Exactly my sentiments as well.
     
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    I never said that
     
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    Uh no they do not. They only way to help that is to actually vote for her directly. We are not responsible for the wrong and immoral votes of others.
     
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    Had that happen in a church I was a member of.
    After a second vote, my wife and I did not vote - and he was elected
    After that the church went into a tailspin.
    A month later, the Army transferred me to another Army post- 100 miles away
     
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    Then what does this mean?

     
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    Exactly.

    You should have put your signature line on the end of your post.

    "I don't know why this needs to be explained to you"--RevMitchell
     
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