For all the people who fell asleep in civics class...
1: There are 3,141 counties in the United States. Trump won 2,626 of them. Clinton won 487.
2: There are 62 counties in New York State. Trump won 46 of them. Clinton won 16.
3: Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
4: 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.
5: These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles. The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.
6: 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 the country.
And this children, is WHY you have an Electoral College. It's a safety net so that EVERYONE’s vote counts.
The Electoral College is the ultimate safety net to prevent the American citizenry from being ruled by a handful of elites in a few large cities.
Just think about it.....given the choice, which is one of the founding principles of the American experience, who in their right mind would agree to the full extents of America and all its inhabitants being ruled by the elites in LA and NYC? No one!?! Another key point often overlooked or misunderstood is that America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy.
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