In the March 12, 2012 issue of Time Magazine, the following article was published in the “conversation” section on page 2:
“Is this the group that’s really going to pick the next president?”
“CNN’s Soledad O’brien sounded a bit skeptical when she questioned Michael Scherer about his March 5 cover story, “Why Latino Voters Will Swing The 2012 Election”. But MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry had no such doubts: “I imagine [GOP candidates] will be digging into their Spanish-language dictionaries when the get a glance at this week’s TIME. “The cover was widely discussed among Latino bloggers and social media users, some of whom were disappointed that it did not feature any Afro-Latinos, but most of whom saluted TIME for its first cover line in Spanish, Yo Decido…“
First of all, my Spanish friends, you must understand that even if every last one of you voted for president of the United States in the 2012 election this year, absolutely none of your votes would count.
That’s right… in the United States, we have an indirect election for president. According to the Constitution of the United States and its several Amendments, the president of the United States is elected by 538 people each election sometime in January.
There are 438 National congressmen in the House of Representatives, and 100 United States Senators in Congress. These are the people you actually get to vote for – the people who make the rules and Amend the Constitution. And the Constitution states that these men and women each receive 1 vote for president, which is delegated to an “elector”. These electors are then appointed by the political parties and the president of the United States is chosen by a vote of these 538 electors.
A list of these electors for 2008 – the 538 people who actually elected President Barack Obama for president – can be found here:
So, the answer to the question posed in the question above can be answered two ways…
Will Latino’s pick the next president?
Answer #1 – NO! – The popular vote doesn’t count towards the election of the president. The president is not elected by the people, and the color of peoples skin at the voting poles makes absolutely no difference to who gets elected president.
Answer #2 – MAYBE… The popular vote is called popular for a reason. It relies on the fact that most Latino, White, Black, and every color in between does not understand the election process of the electoral college. In other words, it relies on a big colorful bunch of stupid Americans! In short, the popular vote is a popularity contest; a beauty pageant for ugly old men. It means nothing accept in the fact that the vast majority of colorful Americans voted for their favorite American idol without realizing that their votes – as in Hollywood – are just for show, and that the 538 electors do the actual voting on behalf of each State. But if the Latino voters woke up to this open secret and organized crime, and realized that the Republican and Democratic Political parties have been responsible for appointing these electors for so many decades, then maybe, just maybe, this chain could be broken. The combined Latino vote could only make a difference if, as a group, you vote outside of the two-party system, which would ensure that the electors of president would not be loyal to the political parties, but to all the people of America regardless of their skin color. In this way, the Latino vote could actually change the world.
But even with the possibility of this happening, your leaders are dependent upon this system as well. They might even try to sell you a story that, as a white man, I am the devil, and shouldn’t be trusted. Of course, the black leaders might be telling their people the same thing about you. And the white leaders will no doubt be using you and the Chinese as the excuse for their participation in the legal, organized crime we call politics.
So don’t be stupid American’s like us this year… vote for a non-party candidate. Vot for your mother or father. Vote for a nun. Vote for anybody that has the people at heart. But do not vote as sheep for the latest wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Or, you could collectively send a real message to Washington D.C, by not playing the election fraud game at all. Make 2012 the first year that the people of America tell our government that we want a real election like Russia – a direct election of a non-party president of the people by the people of America.
–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)(Clint4p.com)
–Wednesday, July 18, 2012