Civics 101

American voters do not elect the President directly.  They vote for members of the Electoral College.  Those members of the electoral college vote on the President.  Popular voting numbers are meaningless.  Al Gore won the popular vote but George Bush was selected by the electoral college and he became President.  It’s Civics 101.

You can vote for whomsoever you wish and the Electoral College will select whomsoever it wishes.  It’s just that simple.  Thanks, Founding Fathers, for ensuring the power of the Oligarchy no matter what the populace wants.

2 thoughts on “Civics 101

  1. Lisbeth S. Fried 16/10/2016 at 12:41 pm Reply

    George Bush was elected by the Supreme Court in a 5-4, partisan, decision.


    • Jim 16/10/2016 at 1:19 pm Reply

      i may be fuzzy on the details but i think the suit was brought because of shenanigans in florida. and the balance of electoral college votes going in bush’s favor for that reason.


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