Is the Electoral College Worth Keeping? [VIDEO]

H/T BarbWire.

Without the Electoral College, we would have Hillary Clinton as president instead of Donald Trump.

We need the Electoral College without it California New York and Illinois would dictate who would become president at the expense of the other 47 states. 

It unites in an eminent degree all the advantages,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist No. 68, “the union of which was to be wished for.”

As discussions begin again on the next presidential election, the Electoral College debate has been rekindled. I find it necessary to get ahead of the curve and discuss the facts about the Electoral College and why our Founders created it.

In their infinite wisdom, the United States’ Founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?

Consider the following statistics:

  • There are roughly 3,100 counties in the United States.
  • Trump won approximately 2,600 of them.
  • Clinton won just under 500.
  • Trump’s county win covered about 84% of the geographic United States.
  • Clinton won 88 of the 100 largest counties.
  • Without these counties, she would have lost by 11.5 million votes. Even so, Clinton only garnered about 2.8 million popular votes more than Trump.

In other words, Clinton’s votes were very concentrated in only a few states whereas Trump’s votes came from a wide enough geographic area to win the Electoral College. Trump had 304 Electoral votes; Clinton had 227.

Here is a very quick civics lesson:

Article 4, Section 4, of the United States Constitution states:

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.”

Nowhere in the Constitution does the word “DEMOCRACY” appear. It also appears nowhere in the Declaration of Independence.

In a Republic, the law is supreme, and all men, including its leaders, are subject to it.  The Law is objective, a fixed standard; it is what we call the “Rule of Law.” In a Republic, the minority has rights, which even the majority may not violate. In a Democracy, however, majority rule is absolute. This makes the law subjective and ever changing. It is what we would call the “Rule of Man.”

To select our president by a popular vote would be a purely democratic election. This election would favor only states with major population hubs, making the rest of the country irrelevant. The tyranny of the majority populace would dominate America, and minority population would never be assured protection from the majority.

The Electoral College was to be a wholly separate body for choosing the president. Developed at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, it was a compromise among plans for a national popular vote and to have Congress choose the president. It also acts as a State check on Federal power, thus protecting smaller States.

Liberty and justice for all Americans is the goal of the Constitution, making the Electoral College both right and American.

And in the words of Alexander Hamilton:

“If the manner of it be not perfect, it is at least excellent.”

Hillary Clinton Still Says Election Was Stolen From Her But Did Jon Stewart Steal It?

H/T The Lid.

Delusional Hildabeast Clinton sees her self as the savior of the DemocRat Party and the person that will beat President Trump in 2020.

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Well, there she goes again! One would think that by now Hillary Clinton would have accepted the reason for her 2016 lost, Donald Trump was a superior candidate. After all, it’s been thirty months since Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidental Election and she is still giving reasons for her loss. On Saturday Hillary claimed the election was stolen from her. Making matters worse some of her supporters are claiming she lost because Jon Stewart decided to retire.

Star Wars day, May the Fourth, Los Angeles was the latest stop of the speaking tour HRC is doing with her husband, former President Bubba Clinton called “Evening with the Clintons.”

When asked about the economy Hillary said the economy was good, but it shouldn’t matter, “It is the economy, it’s always the economy, but that’s not the only reason that we should elect a president, or in this case retire one.” Gee, didn’t Bubba win the presidency because he based his campaign on the words, “it’s the economy stupid.”

Later on, she said, “The Mueller report could not be clearer, the Russians interfered in our election and Trump obstructed justice.” Some might believe her after all Hillary Clinton is an expert on the obstruction of justice, she committed it so many times. But keep in mind she prefers using BleachBit when obstructing justice.

Nothing was stolen, Just last week it was revealed that Barack Obama blamed Hillary’s loss on Hillary:

To Obama and his team, however, the real blame lay squarely with Clinton. She was the one who could not translate his strong record and healthy economy into a winning message.

Hillary ran a lousy campaign, and she was a horrible candidate who was out of touch with the electorate. While it’s nothing new, but once in a while, it is nice to hear a Democrat say it.

Some of her supporters though found someone new to blame–Jon Stewart. He made Hillary Clinton lose by retiring. As reported in the New York Post, The latest in cutting-edge academic research is:

 a report that says Jon Stewart’s retirement is ACKSHULLY the reason Donald Trump won. We’ll all be able to hear more about this in Frau Pantsuit’s next memoir, “7,573 Other Reasons I Lost That Totally Were Not My Fault, You Ungrateful Pissants.”

The latest in cutting-edge political science/flat-earth theory is that after Stewart quit hosting a comedy show for liberals, the advantage swung to Trump because Democrats forgot there was an election or something.

Proving that the nation’s professoriate is even more obtuse than you would have suspected, Ethan Porter of George Washington University and Thomas J. Wood of Ohio State University note that when Stewart departed “The Daily Show,” ratings sank. “The transition at ‘The Daily Show’ spurred a 1.1% increase in Trump’s county-level vote share,” they claim in their paper, “Did Jon Stewart Elect Donald Trump? Evidence From Television Ratings Data” published in the journal Electoral Studies.

Hang on, “spurred”? Maybe go with “coincided with”? Correlation does not prove causation. If I happen to place my foot on a crumbly bit of sidewalk on the same day your mother suffers an unfortunate fracture in the vertebral column, it does not actually prove that stepping on a crack broke your mama’s back. Show me the mechanism by which my walking habits in New York caused spinal distress to Louise in Boca Raton, otherwise I’m not impressed.

Add George Washington University and Ohio State to the schools with professors too imbecilic to send children you love to study.

Hillary didn’t lose because the election was stolen from her by the Russians, Jon Stewart’s retirement, or the forty-seven other excuses on the list below. Hillary ran a lousy campaign, and she was a horrible candidate who was out of touch with the electorate. Hillary thought she knew better than the American voters. Heck, she even told a group of coal miners that she would have to put them out of business. Her Star Wars Day statement about the economy not being a reason to elect a president is just another example of her lack of a connection,

Her opponent and now President Donald Trump listened to the American people and promised voters that he would make their priorities his priorities. That’s why he won, he listened to the average American and vowed to solve their problems, not the issues of the political establishment.

 

 Fake Excuses For Hillary’s Loss
  1. 1,000 Russian Agents
  2. Alt-Right Media Like Infowars
  3. Anti-American Forces
  4. Anthony Weiner
  5. Bad Polling
  6. Barack Obama Won Two Straight Elections
  7. Benghazi Investigation
  8. Bernie Sanders Primary Campaign
  9. Bernie Brothers. Bernie supporters called the Bernie Bros, took to harassing my supporters online.
  10. Cable News
  11. Cambridge Analytica
  12. Content Farms in Macedonia
  13. Debate Questions
  14. DNC Making Bad Documentaries
  15. DNC Providing Lousy Research
  16. Electoral College
  17. Everyone Assumed She’d Win
  18. Facebook
  19. Fake News
  20. FBI
  21. Green Party’s Jill Stein
  22. James Comey
  23. Low Information Voters
  24. “Millions” of Twitter Bots
  25. Misogyny
  26. Mitch McConnell Wouldn’t Let Obama Talk Publically About Russia Investigation
  27. Netflix Anti-Hillary Documentaries
  28. New York Times
  29. “Nothing Burger” Email Scandal
  30. People Wanting Change
  31. Political Journalists
  32. Rebecca Mercer
  33. Republican Party
  34. Sexism
  35. Soft Underbelly of America
  36. Steve Bannon and Breitbart.com
  37. Supreme Court/Citizens United Decision
  38. Television Coverage
  39. Television Executives
  40. Vladimir Putin
  41. Voter Suppression
  42. White Voters
  43. Wikileaks
  44. Women Being Pressured By Their Husbands/Other Men
  45. Women Who Live in the Suburbs
  46. “They” were never going to let me be president
  47. Media’s false equivalency in its coverage of the 2016 election
  48. Right-Wing Ecosystem
  49. Jon Stewart’s Retirement