Comment: A popular vote for president is not democracy.

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A popular vote for president is not democracy.

..it's a democratic vote for a 4-year representative to Preside over 1 of 3 branches of government.

Voting every 4 years, 2 years, or even every year, is not a Democracy either. It's still a government of representatives with a legislative branch arrived at through the electoral college (part of the republic structure), and a branch that is completely appointed (the judicial branch).

I'm all for having a republic, it's just that the presidential election is currently effectively determined by a populous vote, and in the case of this national populous vote, the electoral college doesn't work and is being gamed to the point where most votes don't matter.