10 December 2016

Popular Vote

I hate to break it to the poor, suffering Hillary supporters who're upset that despite winning the popular vote they still lose the electoral assignments...

That straight democracy was rejected by the folks who drafted, debated, signed and ratified the Constitution.  Rejected several times, in fact.

I'd also like to point out that the Electoral College already accounts for population.  You get one elector per Representative in addition to one per Senator.

This is why populous states like California get so many electoral votes.

This is by design.

There's too many evils with our government that have fallen from modifying this design.  Like direct election of senators and income taxes.

1 comment:

  1. Also since we don't use the raw score to call the game,it is very likely Trump also won the popular vote, as most states don't bother to count the absentee and early ballots if one party has a wide enough margin.

    Plus so far all the recounts done have shown wider margins for Trump.

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