December 19, 2016
Subject: A Great Explanation
[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: