2016 Election Map by county.|
Putting aside Jill Stein's quixotic effort to force a recount, the left has 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.
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 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, 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.
A MORE ACCURATE PERSPECTIVE
Here are the facts:
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 populace state from overriding the vote of the others. Trump's Campaign Manager, Kellyanne Conway, whose expertise is in polling, saw this early on and devised her strategy of "6 pathways to the White House".
This meant ignoring California with its huge Democrat majority and going after the states that would give him the necessary electoral votes to win, FL, NC, MI, PA, OH, and WI. At its lowest point since the civil war! Could this mean the end of the Democrat Party? When the afternoon of January 20, 2017 arrived, the Republican Party had:
★ The Presidency.
★ A majority of the House of Representatives.
★ A majority of the Senate.
★ Almost two-thirds of all the governorships.
★ Total control of the statehouses in almost two-thirds of all the states.
★ A majority of the Supreme Court became reality in early 2017.
The above has never happened before in American history.