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Offline Flyin6

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Electoral College...Why we need it
« on: January 24, 2018, 09:50:36 AM »
The popular vote in America in lieu of the electoral college would not work.

If we had the popular vote only, then Either New York City, or Chicago or Los Angles would forever more determine who our president is. Fly-over states would never see an active campaign as all the money and time a candidate spends would be centered in the areas of greatest population density

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After Nov 8, 2016 Presidential Election, those who did not vote for our President Trump, IMMEDIATELY began the rhetoric of editing the Electoral College processes/boundaries.  Believe this occurs several times during each Century!

Within the past 50 years, our Country's foundation has been challenged.  The Electoral College is but one of our Country's "deer in the headlights! "

This break-down of the Electoral College vote is our ?checks and balances ?.

This is so important for our future that it is never changed.

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, 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 (They already do in some of our states ) ... 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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Re: Electoral College...Why we need it
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 02:46:38 PM »
Our founding fathers were smart. Pure democracy is nothing more than mob rules.


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Re: Electoral College...Why we need it
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 09:43:21 PM »
It works just as it should and may have saved us for another generation or so.
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