Should Minority Votes Count For More?

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The exit polls have confirmed that Donald Trump was overwhelmingly supported by white males in flyover states. Despite Hillary winning the popular vote, the electoral college betrayed the American people and elected Trump, putting a racist, sexist bigot in the Oval Office against the will of the people. And while people justly protest the electoral college for this horrific decision, some argue that our electoral system needs even deeper reforms.

Studies show that 63% of white men voted for Trump, which is a shocking figure to all who thought that racism was dead in America. Decades after the end of slavery and Jim Crow, and the white patriarchy has revealed that they are just as racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic as they ever were, and in many cases unapologetically so. In a country dominated by white males, who are now focusing on securing the borders and requiring voter IDs, what chance do oppressed minorities have of electing a president who serves their needs over the needs of bigoted white Americans?

A solution proposed by social justice scholars is to make the votes of minorities count for more, according to their oppression score. Highly oppressed minorities such as Jews, African Americans and Hispanics, should have a vote that counts for 5-10 times the vote of a white male. This way, the racist white males who have dominated America since its inception will finally be forced to concede to the victims of their oppression, who will vote to impose a reparations tax and open the borders to more people of color. Every single major demographic in America, except for whites, votes democrat in a large majority, so without a significant white voting block the republican party will simply die. This is the way forward, and those who disagree are simply trying to repress American diversity. America doesn’t have a culture, and is now a place for the entire world to enjoy. White America needs to suck it up and accept this, or be prepared to face the wrath of the progressive revolution.

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

MDB is that you in white hat?

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

Whites have shown themselves incapable of selecting proper leaders. First they voted for slaveholders. Then they voted for segregationists. Now they have given us Trump. It’s time for whites to step aside and let People of Color fix the mess they created.

Anon
Anon

In defense of white people, the yellow people voted for Mao who thanked them by starving to death 100 million of them, while the black people voted for Idi Amin who unapologetically killed everyone he did not like.

#hate-speech

CompassionateConservative
CompassionateConservative

There is no defense of white people. You just committed a HATE CRIME!

Anon
Anon

Did you just fart?

#hate-speech

kiki
kiki

Mao was an useful idiot who starved millions. But Idi Amin, and Pol Pot, the story written by westerners may be fake. Chomsky was a big fan of Pol Pot at one time.

Anon
Anon

It’s true that mass murderers sometimes get a fan club.

Just look at Mohammad.

#islamophobic

richandrenee

Listen here Anon – Mao set in place the system that delivered the amazing result of more than half a billion people being lifted out poverty and even more would be living in luxury if Deng hadn’t got cold feet.

As for Idi Amin, any bad habits he may have had were learnt during his time in the British Army.

We suggest that if you don’t want to be made a fool of – don’t come around here with your twisting of history. Your racist lies will be pointed out.

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Actually he’s right. You’re twisting history and glorifying killers to prop up an indefensible, void of truth narrative

bandit788
bandit788

Why are facts being flagged as hate speech? WTF, because you don’t like them!!!! This is censorship. Are you trying to be like North Korea, China? Are you insane!!!

trav777

Kwame Kilpatrick for President!!

Chezleigh
Chezleigh

He’s all y’alls boy!

CompassionateConservative
CompassionateConservative

No, I don’t think that minority votes should count for more. I think that only minority votes should count.

Anon
Anon

Too bad so many people of color can’t count, and need to have the white people do the counting for them.

#racist

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

I think people who work over 1200 hours per year should get 2 votes, and anyone on government assistance between 18 and 40 should only get a half vote. Those who pay taxes should have more say

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

White votes shouldn’t even be counted or accredited

richandrenee

Excellent idea BFM – it’s time racism was wiped out.

Anon
Anon

Don’t minority votes already count for more?

I mean we have the Dems, already busing people to register at multiple locations. We have them stuffing ballot boxes, as well as the ever popular voting from the grave.

Why in some minority locations there are more votes counted then votere registered to vote.

What can be fairer then that?

#fake-news

CompassionateConservative
CompassionateConservative

Nice fake news ya got there!

Anon
Anon

Working hard for the unappreciative masses.

Anon
Anon

In other news

GOD loves white!

As proof, the land of the desert rats has been painted white. By environmentally safe SNOW.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4192220/Snowman-Dubai-causes-Twitter-storm.html

#racist

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

Voting should be a 100% democratic popular vote. Since at least 2002 modern technology has the perfect solution to select the “best”.

This system begins with those in power selecting the most qualified candidates.
This eliminates the pain we all had to endure this past Republican primary.
Prior to the actual election the electoral are shown a sampling of rejects so they know the selections were fair.
The remaining candidates are introduced to the electorate.
After candidates are “presented” they are publicly critiqued by “Experts”.
Voters are allowed to vote as many times as they wish in a set amount of time.
Votes are placed by phone or webpage. No ID laws. It is open to anyone.
The stronger the impression candidates have on the electorate the more votes the voters will place for their favorite. This is a true popular vote.
After the elections, votes are tabulated and a winner declared.

The very first time the process was put in place a female candidate won over a bi-racial male, The next a black man and the very next a black female.
Had this process been used in 2008 people of color could have voted for Obama hundreds of times each, thus overwhelming the white vote. In 2016 Trump or Clinton would have maybe got 1 or 2 votes from each voter.
It produced Idols, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia Barrino.

drb6
drb6

Excellent solution! If candidates are vetted by accredited experts before any voting, that should prevent appearance of Trump-like creatures and ensure that most, if not all, candidates would come from correct, underrepresented groups of population. After that, voters would not be able to make a mistake because they would have to choose between a white transgender lesbian, African American gay, and a developmentally disABLED Hispanic!

As a side note, in these elections Democrats did field a committee of accredited experts who correctly chose Ms. Clinton as a nominee over idiotic objections of so-called “voters”.

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

The other real advantage is less Political ads for us common citizens. Candidates would invest their PAC dollars in technology that would enable faster votes being placed.
It would mirror HFT.

drb6
drb6

Unfortunately that also could be seen as negative – imagine revenue loss for accredited, truthful news sources such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and others! The alternative could be introduction of a special tax that would allow to support accredited news from budget, thereby eliminating need for populism.

TrueDat
TrueDat

Your idea would result in USA becoming just like ciu tries in africa.

Talk about a big shit hole.

#racist

kiki
kiki

Looking at the photo, a better idea would be to weigh the voters.
That way, people would stuff themselves with hot dogs, hamburgers, and coke when they come to vote for their favorite candidate. And the stock market will shoot to the moon.

Anon
Anon

Your ever helpful and apolitical MickeeDee order taker is always ready to take your order.

http://www.abc15.com/news/national/mcdonalds-tests-big-mac-vending-machines

drb6
drb6

Outstanding idea. That would end body-shaming in a nanosecond.

Anon
Anon

This Somali sure isn’t ashamed

http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/refugee-named-mohamed-sexually-assaults-disabled-u-s-woman-media-silent/

A refugee newly arrived from Somalia has been tried and convicted for attempting to sexually assault a special-needs woman while she was sitting outside of a home for the disabled in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Liban Mohamed, 39, was in the United States for only about a week when he tried to force himself on a 31-year-old woman with severe disabilities. He is not a U.S. citizen, but whether he will be deported in the wake of his conviction remains unclear.

Mohamed was convicted of attempted sexual contact with a person incapable of consent, which is a class 4 felony in South Dakota and punishable by up to five years in prison. The victim is a mentally impaired woman living at a facility operated by a local nonprofit, Aspire Inc. She is unable to fully communicate, said White.

When caught in the act he claimed he wanted to marry the woman.

Mohamed allegedly claimed to authorities that if he were in his country, he’d done nothing wrong.

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

Seems the indigenous population have problems too.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — A man who verbally abused, kicked, urinated on, raped and beat his girlfriend on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in late 2013 and early 2014 at his home in far north-central South Dakota has been found guilty by a federal jury in Aberdeen.
Probably the water contamination from the pipeline.

Engelslovesyou
Engelslovesyou

This is all very academic. Once white “people” are finally put in their place, there will only be one party. It will be the Oppressed Peoples of Color, Sexual Orientation, Differently Abled, Workers Party and we will no longer have to worry that the wrong person (Trump) could ever be elected since all nominees will have to first be selected from accredited party officers and members in good standing.

Anon
Anon

Then white people will be the oppressed and White Lives Matter will rule supreme!

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Yellin “defun da racist black and queer poleece”

Truths
Truths

#WhiteVotesMatter

#racist

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

Whites should have thought about their votes “mattering” BEFORE they voted for Donald Trump. This sort of racism is exactly why we’re hitting the streets and why Trump will be impeached before President’s Day. That mentally unstable orange pig WILL NEVER BE MY PRESIDENT.

Anon
Anon

There is always Zimbabwe and President for Life Mugabe.

Just think! You don’t even have to bother voting and a black man is president.

How good is that?

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kiki
kiki

If Trump gets on with his agenda, then we’ll see world improvers like Bill Gates, Soros and Hillary only in zoos. Even snowflakes will tease and throw stones at them.

Lucius
Lucius

As one who has spent considerable time in the Middle East, the author’s suggestion that perhaps “votes of minorities count for more, according to their oppression score” smacks of a re-packaged form of Old World tribalism. Indeed, assigning some sort of institutional-legal value (or lack thereof) to an individual based on nothing more than his/her ethnicity/race is, in fact, definitional racism of the highest order. I suspect the author’s emotional response to Mr. Trump’s election is clouding his/her better reason and judgment.

snowflakekilla
snowflakekilla

Apparently you’ve never been here before. Delusion by the dump truck load

bandit788
bandit788

So how is the system flawed if the majority of the country is white, and they elected a white? Seem like it worked to me. All those whites tried a black leader for eight years and he doubled the debt and tried to let penis in woman bathrooms, oh and gave a pallet of money and a nuclear deal to the largest state sponsor of terror. So went back the other way. Seems pretty simple to me? You are all trying to over complicate things.

Lucius
Lucius

It seems my comments keep vanishing. In any event, I will re-post. I respectfully disagree with the author’s suggestion that “to make the votes of minorities count for more, according to their oppression score.” I spent a great deal of time in the Middle East, and this solution smacks of Old World tribalism. Indeed, I would submit that a legal-institutional system that assigns value (or lack thereof) to individuals based on nothing more than his/her race or ethnicity is definitional racism of the highest order. I think the author’s emotional response to Mr. Trump’s election has clouded his or her better judgment.

Anon
Anon

I don’t think the author HAS a better judgement.

Milkman
Milkman

How about everyone gets 1 vote gerenteed even if you pay no federal taxes. On a national election if you pay $20,000 in federal taxes your vote counts 20,000 times. This way people that have no skin in the game get their 1 gerenteed vote , and someone who works 70 hours a week and pays more in taxes has an equal say on how their hard earned money is spent. People who pay less , Get less of a say on where the money is spent and the direction the country moves. Want more say ,work harder and share the burden , pay more taxes , be a productive citizen. Share the experience of being accountable, have some pride in yourself and your country

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