0162_Wisdom of the Electoral College – to prevent the populace of one state from overriding all other states.

Donna Jack
December 19, 2016

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Excerpt from an original document about the Electoral College, located at Jackson County, MO Election Board –by William C. Kimberling, Deputy Director FEC National Clearinghouse on Election Administration.
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One Electoral College article sent to me by a friend, December 13, 2016:
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Subject: A Great Explanation
Pretty interesting.

[Some people say] . . . Hillary . . . won the popular vote and therefore she should be president, 65,147,421 to 62,634,907; or 2,512,514 more votes with the remaining going to the other candidates.

But here are some facts:

Trump won the popular vote in 31 states to her 19 and DC .

Trump led in the total popular vote for all 49 states except California. . . . [if you] deduct her [Hillary’s] California vote from her national vote leaving her with 57,784,931, and deduct Trump’s California vote from his national total, leaving him with 60,122,393, he wins in a landslide in the other 49 states.

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, (and our founding fathers) to prevent the vote of any one populace state from overriding the vote of the others. . . .

One other tidbit: California is one of 11 “welfare states” where there are more people living off the government dole than there are working for a living. A perfect example of those who vote for a living.

An additional tidbit. There are a little more than 3,000 counties in the U.S. Though some are undergoing recounts, Trump carried a little more than 2,600 of them in the popular vote, and Hillary a little less than 500.

P.S.:  THE FOLLOWING LINK GIVES A HISTORY OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE:

http://uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/INthe-electoral-college-article-by-william-c-kimberling-deputy-dir-fec-national-clearninghouse-on-election-administration

 

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