Ever since the presidential election results showed Donald Trump winning over Hillary Clinton according to the Electoral votes, the liberal left has been screaming to high heavens about the unfairness of it all because of Hillary’s supposed popular vote majority.
I’m still questioning the validity of that count since we know that illegals voted in this election but their votes haven’t been eliminated from the tabulations and if we ever do get to prosecute election tampering and voter fraud, the Democrats will be taking up most of the space in our prisons.
We would hope that the ‘whiny ones’ would eventually understand the reason for the Electoral College and here are a few facts as to why they should just accept the results as they are.
From Allen B West:
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 speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet and it should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.
- 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. 1.5 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) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.
This is why the ‘popular vote’ cannot be the basis upon which the election winner is determined. Otherwise, the East and West coast states would always decide who our president would be and the rest of the country would not be fairly represented in any election. We need to keep the Electoral College!
Source: Allen B West