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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 26 November 2020 at 10:31pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Kevin got the perfect answer.

As a French, I find the US voting system quite
strange. For us in France, when we cast our vote, it's
for one kind of purpose.
If it is a Presidential election, well just the
Presidential candidates to choose from; if it is a
deputy or senatorial election, it is a separate
election.
And each vote counts for its own chosen candidate. We
don't have electoral super delegates voting
afterwards, maybe against our will because it is a
take it all scenario.

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John Wickett
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(Content removed - John W, as I said previously, you can't post lies here. You
are cutting and pasting false data. Please provide links to your sources. --
Tim)




Edited by Tim O Neill on 27 November 2020 at 2:59pm
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Posted: 27 November 2020 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I just hope Biden can win over a chunk of the American people who didn't vote for him. It seems a mammoth task.

I have no doubt that the election was fair and that he won by millions of votes, but unfortunately there are some worrying polls floating around suggesting a large % of Republicans believe Trump's lies that it was a fraudulent victory. And that is a very worrying state of affairs.

I wish Biden nothing but the best of luck.
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Posted: 27 November 2020 at 6:33pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

"I just hope Biden can win over a chunk of the American people who didn't vote for him. It seems a mammoth task."

I hope so too.  If people give him a chance I think he'll be okay.  I think the biggest challenge he will have to overcome is hyper-partisanship on both sides.  

If progressives and the far right are allowed to dominate the political narratives, people will continue to hate all things right, or all things left, Biden will be lumped in with "the left," and will never be embraced by Republicans.

There are genuine and deep differences of opinion on what policies are in the best interests of the country moving forward.  However, there are some areas where there is common ground and great opportunities to compromise, ie the next COVID relief bill.  

Biden would be wise to start with some of those compromise areas.  Show that he is still the guy who is willing to reach across party lines.  That might go a long way towards de-toxifying all of the rhetoric that is pitting us against each other. 


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I think compromise will be key as well, John. It works both ways, of course and that is part of the problem with this hyper-partisanship, as you call it. Both sides are wary of getting hoodwinked by the other. And ridiculously, you end up with what is basically enmity rather than progress. 
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