[Swiftwater Gazette] Electoral College vs Popular Vote

Michael D. Weisner Mweisner at ebsmed.com
Sat Jan 21 18:21:00 EST 2017

This sounds very similar to Ed's post last Monday, "Hillary was elected
president of California"


On Sat, January 21, 2017 4:51 pm, Elgin Alexander wrote:
> The following is an excellent point - particularly when you do the math
> and
> realize the intent of our Founding Fathers in establishing the Electoral
> College.  Elgin
> Hillary won California 5,860,714 to Trump's 3,151,821.  61.6% to 33.1%
> exclusive of the other candidates.
> However, deduct her California vote from her National vote and she is left
> with 54,978,783.  Then, deduct Trump's California vote from his National
> total and he is left with 57,113.976.  Thus, 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 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.
> In addition to having the Presidency, the Republican Party will have:
> 1)    A majority of the House of Representatives,
> 2)    A majority of the Senate,
> 3)    Almost two-thirds of all the governorships,
> 4)    Total control of the statehouses in almost two-thirds of all the
> states, and
> 5)    In the near future, Republicans will be able to add the majority of
> the Supreme Court.
>  As far as I know, the above has never happened before in American
> history.
> Think about that and let it sink in for a moment that it is all because of
> one reason:  The Obummer's forcing his extreme far-left agenda on an
> unwilling country by Executive Orders, by appointing left wing judges, and
> by the obsequious bureaucrats.
> Thus, it's not surprising that the liberal left is demanding that we do
> away
> with the Electoral College and take the popular vote being pushed by the
> media, etc.  In essence the Electoral College is working exactly as our
> Founding Fathers intended - and not to the "design" of those whose only
> commandment is: My way is the only way and I will not have or tolerate any
> dissenting opinions.
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