See you in may #chicago (at Midway International Airport)
She disappeared! #chicago #skyline (at Midway International Airport (MDW))
The long and winding road🎶 (at Sideling Hill Overlook and Rest Area)
Wasting study-time… #procrastination #chicago #homesick
The little things in life that make me happy…
Election Day + Ignorance = A failing nation
new #geektool desktop. photos are not mine. @trashhand on instagram
So I’ve recently discovered that many of my friends, coworkers and some acquaintances do not understand the election process. They are under the impression that the popular vote isn’t worth shit. This is mildly heart breaking. I’ve tried to explain the process. But I’m fearful of how many others think this way.
Just a quick cover of how the process works. The popular vote influences the electoral vote that occurs in December. So if a candidate wins the popular vote in a state with 3 electoral voters they get those three votes. If they win the popular vote in a state with say 11 electoral votes they then win those 11 votes. So if a candidate wins most of the small states (electoral votes in single digits) but almost none of the larger states, he may have the popular vote but because he lost the big states he loses the electoral vote. Our vote effects the electoral vote and therefore the election. (This has only happened 3 times)
With that being said, I personally feel that teaching this in jr high and high school is CLEARLY not enough. We need to reeducate our young first year college students as well. After all. They are the ones that can vote. Not the 12 & 17 yr olds of our nation. Maybe I should run for something in the future…. Scary thought.