The Electoral College
In their infinite wisdom, the United States’ founding fathers of our great nation created the Electoral College to ensure that the STATES would be fairly represented in presidential elections.
They knew that in the thirteen colonies New York and Boston were the two most densely populated cities in the colonies. Why should one or two densely populated areas decide for the whole of the nation in the election of the president of the Country? They devised a way to ensure that the rest of the population living outside of New York and Boston would be able to make their choice count in the final tally of a presidential election.
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to whether 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 New York City, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (note that Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond County.)
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of 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 Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) DO NOT and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country in something as important as the election of the president of the United States.
God bless the founding fathers of the United States !!!!!!!!