[ExI] Who has a vote that counts?

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 20:41:33 UTC 2020

#1 is more often based on extensive, repeated history than polls that are
more likely to be off.

#2 is a fair point, though: the absolute popular vote may count, even from
"safe" states.

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 1:33 PM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> I think this stuff about how it's OK to throw away your vote if you're in
> certain states is nuts for two reasons:
> 1) We're talking about life and death here, and it's crazy to make such a
> momentous decision based on polls, especially when you consider how wrong
> the polls were in 2016.
> 2) Regardless of how the November 3 election turns out this nation will
> face a constitutional crisis on November 4 because it's virtually certain
> Trump will claim the election was fake, and he is never going to
> relinquish power without a fight. I don't know if Trump's power grab will
> be successful, it depends on how many of his cronies go along with him, but
> the larger the popular vote runs against him the less moral authority he
> will have, and maybe that will prevent the military from throwing in with
> him and they will decide to remain loyal to the constitution. It's the only
> hope we have.
> John K Clark
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