The Electoral College and how it works


Most people think that George W. Bush won the 2000 election because of Florida, well, sort of, but he really won the election because he managed to flip one state which the Democrats thought was safe, West Virginia. Its 4 electoral votes turned out to be decisive.

No political party can ignore any state for too long without suffering the consequences. Every state, and therefore, every voter in every state, is important.

The Electoral College also makes it harder to steal elections. Votes must be stolen in the right state in order to change the outcome of the Electoral College. With so many swing states, this is hard to predict and hard to do, but without the Electoral College, any votes stolen in any precinct in the country could affect the national outcome even if that vote was easily stolen in the bluest California precinct or the reddest Texas one.

The Electoral College is an ingenious method of selecting a president for a great diverse republic such as our own. It protects against the tyranny of the majority, encourages coalition building (the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose), and discourages voter fraud. Our Founders were proud of it we can be too. – Tara Ross

Bible study will be cancelled for this week and will resume on Tuesday, September 10 from 7-8 p.m. at the Verdi Community Center. We are continuing our study on the importance and the necessity of prayer.

Charlie and Ermelinda will be selling BBQ plates and homemade fried pies on Saturday, September 21 at the Verdi Community Center starting at 10:30 a.m. until sold out. The plates have brisket, chicken and/or sausage, plus sides. Come early they sell out quick.

The first weekend in December will be Vintage in Verdi the best South Texas outdoor market around. More details to follow. Mark your calendars for a fun filled weekend.

Word for the week: “Be not glad at the misfortune of another, though he may be your enemy.” – George Washington

My time is up and I thank you for yours.

TTFN (ta ta for now),

Gina Huizar

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