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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    The USA federal system is more complex than the UK's parliamentary one.

    For the presidential elections they have the electoral college and each individual state decides how the votes are allocated.

    For the senate some states have runoffs e.g. Georgia.

    So their system isn't a true FPTP system.
    It's a system conceived in the 18th century that really doesn't seem fit for purpose now. It skews towards smaller (generally Republican leaning) states where 200,000-300,000 votes is needed per electoral college vote versus 600,000-700,000 votes in the most populated states like California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania. The divisiveness seen in recent elections is only going to get worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Do you have a problem with foreign-born people settling in the UK and pointing out, like some people born in the UK, there are issues with the parliamentary system? As you seem to.
    No. I have a problem with people sticking there nose in and trying to suggest something that hasn’t occurred though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    ...on tomorrow's tier vote.
    Well that's going to be fun then. This is when having a substantial majority is a real boon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Well that's going to be fun then. This is when having a substantial majority is a real boon.
    What majority?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    What majority?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    What majority?
    Tories have an 80 seat majority.

    Lots of their rebels will abstain rather than vote against.

    Labour is abstaining as it allows them to criticise the legislation. If they vote for they can't criticise it - Blair did that with the Tories. If they vote against then we are back to where we were before March 23 2020 e.g. no lockdown measures at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Lots of their rebels will abstain rather than vote against.
    Tory "Rebel" Scum

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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    No. I have a problem with people sticking there nose in and trying to suggest something that hasn’t occurred though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    No. I have a problem with people sticking there nose in and trying to suggest something that hasn’t occurred though.
    Sounds like you have a problem with freedom of speech. North Korea is that way ===>

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