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The Electoral College Will Do What the Founding Fathers Intended It To Do

18 Dec

Tomorrow the electoral college will do what the Founding Fathers intended it to do- it will install a rich white guy into the office of the Presidency against the people’s will as that will has been expressed in the recent election.

 
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Posted by on 18/12/2016 in Modern Culture

 

One response to “The Electoral College Will Do What the Founding Fathers Intended It To Do

  1. Steve

    19/12/2016 at 8:49 am

    I think they were both poor candidates. And it really just came down to political strategizing.

    Clinton and Trump based their strategies on the current rules of the game (the Electoral College). Both Trump and Clinton sought to maximize their electoral votes in swing states. Neither sought to maximize their national popular vote totals by running up margins or closing up gaps in states considered locks for themselves or their opponents.

    Under the current rules of the game, the ‘popular vote’ is basically irrelevant, and as observed under the Electoral College system, doesn’t reflect what the ‘popular vote’ would be if it were under a ‘popular vote system’.

    If the rules were such that the ‘popular vote’ is what counted, Clinton and Trump would’ve employed different strategies, and perhaps the out come would’ve been different. But, unfortunately we”ll never know.

    The good thing is that the world didn’t come to an end in the 1st century and it probably won’t in the next 4 years either.

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