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Electoral College Declared Unfair by Those Who Lost

Some news agencies are reporting that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by as many as 1.8 million votes as of Saturday. I understand that some states are still counting votes, but when I check most of the election result postings, I don’t see a 1.8 million vote difference.

CNN, known to be 100% in favor of Hillary Clinton and even fed her debate questions before the debate, reports election numbers of 60,981,118 for Clinton to 60,350,241 for Trump. The same source has yet to call Michigan where Trump leads Clinton by 11,837. I know I was never trained in the NEW math being taught these days in school, but no matter how I calculate it, I only see a maximum difference, excluding Michigan, of only 630,877 in favor of Clinton. That’s nearly a third of what’s being reported.

However, the United States Constitution instituted the use of an Electoral College. Article III. Section 1. Paragraph 3 states:

“The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President.”

In the course of American history, there have been four previous men who lost the popular vote but went on to win the presidency due to the Electoral College or the House of Representatives.

In 1824, Andrew Jackson received more popular votes than John Quincy Adams. Jackson also received more electoral votes than Adams 99-84. However, at the time, a majority of electoral votes was 131 and since neither man received the required majority, the vote went to the House of Representatives who voted for John Quincy Adams, making him the sixth president.

In 1876, Samuel J. Tilden received over 250,000 more votes than Rutherford B. Hayes, but Hayes received 1 more electoral vote than Tilden, making him the 19th president.

In 1888, Grover Cleveland received over 90,000 more votes than Benjamin Harrison, but Harrison garnered 233 electoral votes to Cleveland’s 168, thus making Harrison the 23rd president.

In 2000, Democrat Al Gore received more than 540,000 votes than did George W. Bush. However, Bush received 271 electoral votes to Gore’s 266, making Bush our 43rd president. Gore even filed a lawsuit challenging the results in Florida and the issue of the ‘hanging chads’ on the ballot cards, but Gore lost his lawsuit and Bush was sworn into office.

This year, it really doesn’t matter who won the popular vote or how many total votes Hillary Clinton won, the fact is that Trump won 28 states and 290 electoral votes (excluding Michigan) and Clinton only won 21 states and 232 electoral votes. According to the US Constitution, that makes Trump the winner and our 45th president.

Now, liberal Democrats are calling for abandoning the Constitution along with the Electoral College. Appearing on Real Time with Bill Maher, former US Attorney General Eric Holder stated:

“I’m in the process now of writing an article that says there’s a simple solution to it and we have to just abolish the electoral college.”

This should come as no surprise since Holder, while serving as America’s top cop, flagrantly violated the US Constitution. He ordered the prosecution of two members of the New Black Panthers who had been charged with the felony of voter intimidation during the 2008 election, to be dropped. Even though their violations had been recorded on video, Holder ordered all charges dropped and the men released. Turns out that Obama, Holder’s puppet master, had marched with the same two men in 2006.

Holder ordered the Department of Justice and courts to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act a full year before it was struck down by the US Supreme Court.

Holder also ordered changes in the enforcement of immigration laws, allowing millions of illegals to walk our streets free and clear, allowing many to commit numerous violent crimes against American citizens.

Holder attacked Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and prosecuted him on bogus racial profiling charges because Arpaio’s department investigated Obama’s birth certificate and Social Security Number and had evidence to prove both were forgeries. Arpaio also did his job as top cop of Maricopa County of trying to fight the influx in illegal aliens and drug traffickers who were responsible for over 70% of the crime in the county.

Eric Holder has never valued or supported the US Constitution so it is no surprise that a flaming liberal like him is now calling for the Electoral College to be abolished. I notice that he never made that proposal when his master, Obama won the election. It’s only after Trump won by the electoral college.

I really wish Holder and all the whining protesters would learn that this is the way it is and to get over it and stop acting like two-year-olds throwing temper tantrums because they didn’t get their way.

 

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Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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