Because Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the electoral vote and not the popular vote, liberals are calling for the abolition of the electoral college.
It’s unfair: Hillary Clinton won the “popular vote” so she should win, right?
Our Founders in their infinite wisdom created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet and it should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.
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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. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
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.
See why the electoral college is so important now? In a nation as large and diverse as ours, we can’t afford to let the interests of a few population centers dictate the lives of the tens of millions elsewhere.
Let’s be honest, the only reason liberals are complaining about the electoral college is because they lost. Had they won, they’d be praising it’s brilliance, I’m sure.