Electoral College Misinformation

The Democrats lost the election based on a system of selecting a President through the Electoral College. The popular vote only matters in each individual state.

Here is a brief history lesson of why we have the Electoral College. The Electoral College per Alexander Hamilton, "Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States."

So to get elected President, one needs appeal to many diverse states and it cannot be the result of just running up the vote total in the big state's favor, such as California, New York, Texas, Florida, and Illinois. Without the college, 25-40 states would be completely irrelevant in selecting a President.

The Democrats being sore losers, if they had their way, the selection of U.S. Senators would be reapportioned by population, causing many states to lose their current senators.

In short, the Electoral College has worked for 229 years and it's not going anywhere.


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