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Why The Electoral College?
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:14pm
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WHY IS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SO IMPORTANT

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, these 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...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.

Do share this... It needs to be understood.


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