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Old 03-19-2019, 05:25 PM
SAMBOLIE SAMBOLIE is offline
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In their infinite wisdom, the founders of our country created a structure called the "Electoral College" as a control system and to ensure the individual states were fairly represented. Otherwise one or two densely populated areas would speak for the whole of the nation. It was not created as a device to favor Democrats, Republicans, Whigs, Tories or any other political affiliation. It was created as a system of "checks and balances" to guard against any small vocal area, with a specific agenda, speaking for the whole of the nation.
The following list of statistics should put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.
THERE ARE 3,141 COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
TRUMP WON 3,084 OF THEM. CLINTON WON 57.
THERE ARE 62 COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE.
TRUMP WON 46 OF THEM. CLINTON WON 16.
CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE BY APPROX. 1.5 MILLION VOTES.
IN THE 5 COUNTIES THAT ENCOMPASS NYC (BRONX, BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN, RICHMOND & QUEENS) CLINTON RECEIVED WELL OVER 2 MILLION MORE VOTES THAN TRUMP.
IN OTHER WORDS, THESE FIVE (5) COUNTIES ALONE, MORE THAN ACCOUNTED FOR CLINTON WINNING THE POPULAR VOTE FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY !!!
THESE 5 COUNTIES COMPRISE 319 SQUARE MILES. THE UNITED STATES IS COMPRISED OF 3,797,000 SQUARE MILES.
WHEN YOU HAVE A COUNTRY THAT ENCOMPASSES ALMOST 4 MILLION SQUARE MILES OF TERRITORY, IT WOULD BE LUDICROUS TO EVEN SUGGEST THAT THE VOTE OF THOSE WHO INHABIT A MERE 319 SQUARE MILES SHOULD DICTATE THE OUTCOME OF A NATIONAL ELECTION.
LARGE, DENSELY POPULATED CITIES (NYC, CHICAGO, LA, ETC.) DO NOT AND SHOULD NOT SPEAK FOR THE REST OF OUR COUNTRY...AND SOMEHOW THE GENIUSES WHO FOUNDED OUR COUNTRY UNDERSTOOD THIS AND CREATED A SYSTEM TO AVOID THAT CIRCUMSTANCE.
AND NOW YOU UNDERSTAND THE SUPREME IMPORTANCE OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:59 PM
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But every vote should count!!!!! I promise no one would be complaining about electoral college if it was the other way around. Great info, thanks for sharing. Wish California and New York City would succeed from the union. No one would even fight this time, just go already


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Old 03-19-2019, 08:33 PM
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That was so well written that I copied and sent to all my friends. Great information and ammunition. Thanks for posting Sambolie!
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