Skip to comments.Electoral College Explained
Posted on 07/09/2018 8:07:20 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
In their great wisdom, the United States Founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.
Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood.
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.
Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 2.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
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, etc.) DO NOT and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!
And...it's been verified and documented that those aforementioned 319 square miles are where the majority of our nations problems foment.
Now please pass this information on. I did.
Good stuff. Thanks.
Liberals believe in the tyranny of the majority/mob rule.
When they are the mob, that is.
Please research this before passing it on to others. Much of the information is not accurate.
The founders were geniuses.
The people trying to undo it are not.
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Because they are populated by supporters of the revolution, i.e. Democrats. If the densely populated areas were populated by conservatives, then the Democrats would be asking this rhetorical question, because it would be in the revolution's best interests to do so. Remember, the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution.
Those numbers are way off.
The argument the Left supplies is that people vote—not land.
So ultimately, when you dilute the vote of people who live in cities you are being less democratic.
We should address this issue directly.
While what they say is true, we are a representative republic with certain guaranteed rights. The majority doesn’t get to vote in things that harm the minority’s rights.
Sure, they could vote on things like no schools for poor rural districts, and to take that money and invest it in urban schools. They could even argue that the rural poor move to the city if they want education for their kids.
Imagine a city of 100,000 versus a rural area of 10,000. Whenever there would be a vote on something that would harm the rural area but help the city would ALWAYS win. Conversely, whenever there was a vote that would help the rural area but hurt the city, well, that wouldn’t pass.
The Founders looked at the various colonies they came from as very distinct regions that had very different requirements and needs. They promoted a compromise that would best help everyone as best they could.
Ask someone on the Left why every state gets two and only two senators? Should California and New York get more, since they have more people? Since blacks only make up 13% of the total population, shouldn’t they get only 13% Congressional representation and economic benefits?
No, the whole thing is just a dumb idea, since pure democracy depends on the suppression of the foibles and prejudices that naturally occur in mankind. Pure democracy will never see some voters doing what’s good for everyone, but rather to just themselves.
One other thing is this.
Changing the Constitution requires 2/3rds of the States to agree to it. That isn’t going to happen vis-à-vis the Electoral College. For this reason alone I am against the formation of a Constitutional Convention. The Left—not the Right—would run rampant in such a gathering.
Thanks for posting it...
It prevents New York lowlifes from dictating how Iowa farmers should have to conduct themselves.
Why don’t you two ‘knowitalls’ do the research you say is needed and post the corrected data.
The people elected idiots to run the country the geniuses constituted.
President Trump represents an opportunity to limit Congress to only the legislative powers the Constitution granted.
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And up until the 2016 election, The Clinton Criminal Enterprises machine had a lock on the illegal votes in all the major U.S. population centers, including criminal illegal aliens, prohibited by law from voting, but who voted anyway.
The long-delayed Voter ID Amendment should be on the horizon, but for the time being, more pressing issues need to be dealt with.
In the meantime perhaps several million copies of this article should be emailed to Hillary Clinton.
Anyone know her many mailing addresses?
No, we AREN'T! We are a Constitutional Republic.
Simply ask yourself this...what establishes the representation of which you speak?
As you have things, you're putting the cart before the horse.
I have encountered no better explanation of the founders' wisdom that the USA Today County by County Voting Map for the 2000 and 2004 presidential election.
I’m a big supporter of the Electoral College but the data here is inaccurate.
Trump did not win 3,084 of 3,141 counties!
If so, that would have been the most epic landslide of all time.
Who would be president if Clinton won the popular vote by 25 million and lost the electoral vote?
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