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Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@Bric

I was not fighting, I was just asking you to develop your idea that the Electoral College and the 3/5 provision played a part in the Civil War. Since I have never heard that proposed, it is an interesting thought to someone like me who has studied that conflict for many years.

I regret you are unable to do so.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/06/2016 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

!Bric

Try me, then. I will be happy to make time.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/05/2016 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@Bric

Well, you made the assertion, not me. It is up to you to support it.

I think I know about as much as anyone here as far as the Civil War goes and have never read any reputable historian that directly connects the Electoral College, or the 3/5 provision, to the Civil War one way or another.

The Electoral College is a result of Congressional distribution, not the source of it, and besides, Lincoln won the popular vote in 1860 as well as winning the Electoral College.

So I really don't see your point that somehow things would have played out differently had there been no Electoral College. Not to mention the implausibility of your statement that the US would still have slavery today.

Just outline a few salient points to support your position, no long dissertation is necessary for me to understand.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/05/2016 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@Bric

OK, fair enough. I will rephrase my question.

How is it that the Civil War would not have happened without the Electoral College?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/05/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@Bric

Sorry, I need some instruction.

How exactly did the Electoral College play into causing the Civil War?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/05/2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@CL

My thought is that it would be scalable.

Soak everything between a cigarillo and a Churchill.

I am telling you, this has potential.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/05/2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@FUNK

I think you are on to something big.

Cuban cigars are the world's best and a lot of old farts smoke them.

So what if we ditched the idea of soaking them in morphine and soaked them in Viagra instead?

Asking for a friend.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/05/2016 at 11:38 AM

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