Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Electoral College Protects America


            The following is a reminder of why the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College.


Not long ago, the newly convened, Democratic-controlled House of Representatives introduced a bill to eliminate the Electoral College. Since they couldn't win the last presidential election under the rules that have existed for almost 250 years, they now want to change the rules.

Think in terms of 319 Square Miles.
Compare that to 3,797,00 square miles.
Hold that comparative thought for a bit.


Original 13 States' Boundaries [1783]



Now, step back to the days of the Continental Congress as the United States was formed from 13 Colonies turned into a Confederation of States of varying sizes and populations.


Having suffered under the totalitarian rule of the British, and not wanting to have a small group dominate future US elections, the Founding Founders created the Electoral College to ensure all the States were fairly represented.


Delaware, Vermont, Maine, and the agrarian South wanted equal voices in governing the country. They objected to only a few densely populated areas controlling the whole nation, and bitter poltitical battles took place to achieve equality.

Here's how the process works in order to give all states 
full electoral power in selecting the President.
Currently there are 100 senators and 435 representatives 
Total:  538 Electors

1) The number of each state's Electors is equal to the sum of the state's membership in the Senate and House of Representatives.

2) In 48 states and DC, the winner of the plurality of the statewide vote receives all of that state's electors. 

3) In Maine and Nebraska, two electors are assigned in this manner and the remaining electors are allocated based on the plurality of votes in each congressional district.  

4) States generally require electors to pledge to vote for that state's winner.
To avoid faithless electors, most states have adopted various laws to enforce the elector's pledge.

The results are counted by Congress, where they are tabulated in the first week of January before a joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives, presided over by the vice president, as President of the Senate.
Should a majority of votes not be cast for a candidate, the House turns itself into a presidential election session, where one vote is assigned to each of the fifty states.

The following statistics will clarify for you why the Electoral College prevented the Illegal and Bogus Vote Count, including the Los Angeles and New York City vote from dominating the 2016 Election:

Of the 3,141 counties in the United States .
- Trump won 3,084.
- Clinton won only 57.

Trump won all these NY counties - but not NYC
There are 62 counties in New York State; of those:
- Trump won 46. 
- Clinton won only 16 

But, Clinton won the popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes.

In the five [5] New York City counties [boroughs], [Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island,  (Richmond)], Clinton received more than two [2] million more votes than Trump!

Clinton won four of these counties;
Trump won only Staten Island.


But, the popular vote of these five [5] counties alone more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.  
Essentially, New York City could have determined the Presidency!
[And that was the Democrats' strategy in 2016]



Now, here's the comparative statistic from above 
we invited you to remember


Five [5] NYC counties comprise 319 square miles. 
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles. 
It would be appalling to suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles would be able to dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, SF, Philadelphia, etc.) 
DO NOT and SHOULD NOT control our entire country!

Notably, the 146 counties comprising half of the US population represent the bulk of our nation's continuing economic and civil unrest problems.

Why should we allow these centers of instability to rule America!
Keep the Electoral College intact!