What % Of Americans Do Not Know The Popular Vote For POTUS Is A Charade?Submitted by Smudge Pot on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:24
I've watched the thread regarding 26% of Americans who don't know the Earth revolves around the sun with some bemusement.
Seems there's 3 main responses to this factoid:
1. Stop being a judgmental creep and try being nice to people.
2. How do we know the factual assertion is correct besides being told that this is so?
3. 26% is pretty LOW considering what we know about our corn-fed, inbred, brain-dead culture.
The question was easily mired in secondary considerations. But what % of US citizens know that the popular election for President Of The United States is NOT the process by which we select one, that is was NEVER meant to be the method and the actual method is selection by a small group of persons called electors? And this is constitutionally mandated?
Seems a pretty good alternative question if one accepts it's scaling down. Our disposition regarding the sun is solar-systemic in scale but the POTUS is the the gravitational center of political life on this planet.