For any of our readers who still don’t understand the thinking that went into the creation of, or the function of, the Electoral College, please take a look at the following illustration that has been making the rounds on the Internet, just in case you missed it.
Remember the Electoral College was created to prevent a handful of highly populated states from being able to ram through their candidate, thereby thwarting the will of the rest of the states. In the following illustration you will see how this system acted directly in accordance with the spirit of the purpose of the institution and ended up doing exactly what it was created to do: save the general populous of the many from the tyranny of a few.
- 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.
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