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…card, cause it ain't fall weather. It was like 90 degrees today. Geesh!
As I type this the TV is on with all the election stuff, and the whole electorial votes thing just makes no sense to me. Doesn't that mean that everyone's vote does not count?
I wanted to share this beautiful card by my friend and sweet Canadian Demonstrator Desiree Spenst that she shared with me at Founder's Circle. Thanks Desiree.
Stamp Set: Gently Falling, Lacy & Lovely
Ink: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Misc: Champagne Glimmer Paint, Metallic Brads
Well I gotta go finish cutting paper for my class this weekend.
Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.
Mz Cookie says
I love this card idea…… I've done a couple that are similar but like the colors she used. thx for sharing.
I agree about the why bother. When they had declared a winner, the voting polls in Hawaii were still open as well as Alaska. And the west coast, WA, OR, CA had just closed so they couldn't possibly have counted all votes. It's 2012, the electoral college should have been done away with in the 50's or 60's. base it on actual count!!! sorry for being on the soap box…lol… feel free to delete it…
Gail Cook says
Fall is my favorite stamping topic . . . love your card. Simple and sharp. g
Actually all votes do count toward the final electoral college votes. Each state has laws that it must follow regarding the designation of its electoral college votes. The popular vote in a state decides which candidate gets the total electoral college votes. Most states use a winner takes all method. Which ever candidate receives the most votes gets the entire batch of electoral college votes. So never, never assume that your vote doesn't count!
Here is what I learned on wiki-pedia…
"Presidential electors are selected on a state-by-state basis, as determined by the laws of each state. Generally (with Maine and Nebraska being the exceptions), each state appoints its electors on a winner-take-all basis, based on the statewide popular vote on Election Day. Although ballots list the names of the presidential candidates, voters within the 50 states and Washington, D.C. actually choose electors for their state when they vote for President and Vice President. These presidential electors in turn cast electoral votes for those two offices. Even though the aggregate national popular vote is calculated by state officials and media organizations, the national popular vote is not the basis for electing a President or Vice President.
A candidate must receive an absolute majority of electoral votes (currently 270) to win the Presidency."
Jennifer Reynard says