Instigator / Pro
15
1500
rating
87
debates
46.55%
won
Topic

LIVE DEBATE: Should the Electoral College be Abolished?

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
3
6
Sources points
6
6
Spelling and grammar points
3
3
Conduct points
3
3

With 3 votes and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

whiteflame
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
One day
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Con
18
1714
rating
23
debates
89.13%
won
Description
~ 508 / 5,000

--Live Debate Structure--
6min - Pro Constructive
3min - Con CX's Pro
7min - Con Constructive AND Rebuttal
3min - Pro CX's Con
4min - Pro Rebuttal and Defense
6min - Con Rebuttal and Defense
3min - Pro Rebuttal and Defense
Each debater has 4 minutes of prep time which they may use at their discretion, so long as it does not interrupt an ongoing speech or CX.

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ALL VOTERS MUST VOTE BASED UPON WHAT WAS STATED IN THE ACTUAL DEBATE

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LINK TO DEBATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnROUSKR7qY

Added:
Contender
--> @David

Would absolutely do another round with you.

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Instigator
--> @whiteflame

I agree. This was really fun. I want to do another round with you.

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Contender
--> @David

I'd like to reiterate that I really appreciate your having this debate with me, and that you're pushing for more live debating like this. I think it does a great deal to expand what makes this site great.

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--> @Jasmine

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>Reported Vote: Jasmine // Mod action: Removed
>Points Awarded: 0:3 (3 points to CON)
>Reason for Decision:
"I'm ok with this vote being deleted, but please do not take away my voting rights. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿฅบ

Con's arguments were like an eye opener. ๐Ÿ‘€ It would be so much harder to recount the votes as well as have voter fraud. I am kind of confused on how there could be electoral fraud if there are 538 votes and I'm assuming everyone of them has to vote. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ

Also how can a vote increase national security??? I genuinely don't get the correlation.

๐Ÿ˜›"

>Reason for Mod Action:

In essence, this vote was just too vague... This can be avoided in future by just commenting on the core contention (and the main counterpoint or the lack thereof), listing a single source you found important (if voting sources), saying what conduct violation distracted you (if voting conduct)... You need not write a thesis but some minimal level of detail is required to verify knowledge of what you're grading.

Remember that to award arguments, you must:
(1) survey the main argument and counterargument in the debate,
(2) weigh those arguments and counterarguments against each other, and
(3) explain, based on the weighing process, how they reached their decision.

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--> @David @whiteflame

Halfway through my vote on this thing. Will get it finished tomorrow

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Contender
--> @gugigor

I know MisterChris is planning on it, and blamonkey's been asked.

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--> @blamonkey @MisterChris

perhaps you'd like to break the tie...

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Contender
--> @Jasmine

While I appreciate that, if you choose to cast a vote (and I hope you do), I hope your focus is on the strength of the presented arguments rather than how well it personally convinced you. I know the two often overlap, but not always.

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Con convinced me.

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Contender
--> @Speedrace

Thanks for voting, appreciate the breakdown as well.

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Good thing I'm working on a vote. Looks like I'll be the tie breaker ultimately

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Instigator

Bump. More votes would be nice

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Instigator
--> @seldiora

Thanks for the vote!

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Contender
--> @seldiora

Thank you for listening and voting! I'd say it was pretty close as well.

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Contender
--> @MisterChris

Don't worry, we won't hold it against you. While you're working on this one, I'll work on yours with Undefeatable.

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Aside from me forgetting to start the damn timer repeatedly, this was fun. Will leave a vote after I rewatch.