It's time again to answer questions from you, my vigilant fans! Got a question for the Governor? Sound off at Ora.tv/OffTheGrid.
Nathan Knighton from Arizona asks: Since our president and vice president are elected by votes cast by the Electoral College, do our votes in this election even count?
Technically no. It’s the Electoral College that elects the president. It depends on how many people live in your state that determines how many votes to the Electoral College you have. But technically no, your vote is meaningless because the Electoral College elects the president in this country.
Case and point: The election in 2000. Al Gore got a half a million more votes than George W. Bush and lost. Let me repeat that. He got a half a million more votes. That’s the size of a major city.
Only in America can you get more votes and lose.
Kelly Trevino from Minnesota asks: Do you think there will ever be a president who will focus on using funds to further science, and ending homelessness and hunger in USA instead of funding the bloated military complex?
Nope. Not when you got that big shark out there called the national defense and the military industrial complex. Unless Bernie Sanders is elected. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate I see that will follow that recipe. I don’t see any of the others coming anywhere close to it.
We need to bring our troops home and if we bring our troops home and close the bases we’ll have so much money we’ll be able to do anything we want to do. It would cut defense spending dramatically.
Dustin Peterson from New Hampshire asks: Jessie, you call yourself a libertarian, yet you support Bernie Sanders a "Democratic Socialist." Why do you as a libertarian support him?
Because he’s disrupting the system! The system needs it and the Democratic Party needs it.
When Bernie speaks about raising the minimum wage, I agree with him.
There’s too much to disparity between the rich and the poor. You can still be a libertarian and believe that. The deck is stacked and it’s not fair. You can still have libertarian beliefs as long as it’s a level playing field. But unfortunately, it’s not a level playing field.
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