2016 Election Map by county.|
The left has always been loudest with its demands to dismantle the Electoral College. After all it's unfair: Hillary Clinton won the "popular vote" so she should win, right?
Then after the Kavanaugh hearings, whom the Democrats tired to block and lost, the rumblings started again. This time they even included changing the senatorial count to a populace ratio like the House of Representatives. They have been especially active since the election of Trump.
Our Founders in their infinite wisdom created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas like Calif. & N.Y. speak for the whole of the nation? The Two most liberal states that cant even run themselves without fed
The following list of statistics that should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense and must remain.
★ There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
★ Trump won 3,084 of them.
★ Clinton won 57.
★ There are 62 counties in New York State.
★ Trump won 46 of them.
★ Clinton won 16.
★ Still Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
★ In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island & Queens) Clinton received well over 2
million more votes than Trump. Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Staten Island. Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country!.
★These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
★The United States is comprised of 3, 797,000 square miles.
★When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
★Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, Phila etc) don't and shouldn't speak for the rest of our country.
Our founding fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they created The Electoral College in the Constitution.
HERE IS A MORE ACCURATE PERSPECTIVE
Trump won the popular vote in 31 states to Clinton's 19 and DC. 62% to her 38%.
Trump led in the total popular vote for all states except California.
Hillary won California 5,860,714 to Trump's 3,151,821. 61.6% to 33.1% exclusive of the other candidates. Thus California gave Hillary the popular vote for all states as claimed by the Democrats and their media stooges.
But deduct her California vote from her national vote leaving her with 54,978,783, and deduct Trump's California vote from his national total, leaving him with 57,113.976, he wins in a landslide in the other 49 states, 51.3% to her 48.7%.
So, in effect, Hillary was elected president of California and Trump was elected president of the rest of the country by a substantial margin.
This exemplifies the wisdom of the Electoral College, to prevent the vote of any one or two populace state from overriding the vote of the others. An idiot can even understand the reasoning and why the Democrats are against it.