We did it! Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2016
I’m honored & humbled to be officially elected today as the next Vice President of the United States of America by the Electoral College.— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) December 19, 2016
But Jed Bartlett said this was going to get overturned?!?!https://t.co/YWPgauOqZS— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) December 20, 2016
California electors vote for Clinton, then urge investigation into Russian hacking https://t.co/qEOi2SH3G6— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) December 20, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) December 20, 2016
2X as many Clinton electors (4) defected as Trump electors (2). Someone tell Pres. Bartlett, John Podesta, and all other coup plotters.— Karl Rove (@KarlRove) December 20, 2016
Meet Faith Spotted Eagle, who received one Washington elector’s presidential vote | The Seattle Times https://t.co/FTyXouhQd2— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 20, 2016
DRAMA: Elector Replaced After Refusing to Vote Clinton... https://t.co/qJVIIlwq29— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 19, 2016
SHE LOSES FOUR IN WASHINGTON... https://t.co/FjtaUqAX3g— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 19, 2016
Yes, 4 electors broke ranks against Hillary, 2 against Trump. I think electors should be bound. Larger point is media hyped the "revolt"— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) December 20, 2016
Electors defecting away from Hillary despite media pumping their supposed defection from Trump is a great analogue to the actual election.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 19, 2016
Now system blamed for 'Global Warming'... https://t.co/IeS9FTrmBy— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 19, 2016
Muppet News Flash: American constitutional order continues to function largely as designed. Main glitch is still same as ever: the People.— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) December 20, 2016
Our Founders in their infinite wisdom 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?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet and it should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.
Share this with as many whiners as you can.
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. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of 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 Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.