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

Donna Jack
December 19, 2016


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.
One Electoral College article sent to me by a friend, December 13, 2016:

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.




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