Why The Electoral College Vote is So Important!
NY - Chicago and LA Do NOT Speak for All Americans!
For many years even I remained fuzzy concerning the Constitutional mechanism of the Electoral College. At face value, and without seeking out its details about why and how this system works, it is all to easy to confuse it as a system that may have been originally instituted by an elite few of founders in order to contain the final vote in any election process, and against the greater, popular vote. However, nothing could be further from the truth on this subject. The founders were visionaries who were also thoroughly versed in the frailties and hubris of men; especially where it concerns those who seek to gain power over others.
"Our Founders in their infinite wisdom created the Electoral College to ensure that all STATES were fairly represented. The following statistics are being shared on the Internet and should 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. 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 cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) do NOT and should NOT speak for the rest of our country".