Mob Rule Matthew Bracken

Mob Rule… an election by popular vote… not by the Electoral College

Subject: Interesting perspective: Electoral College value

Why our country’s Founding Fathers wisely established the electoral college:
There are 3141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3084 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, and Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. Clinton won 4 of these counties, while Trump won Richmond.
Therefore, these 4 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
These 5 New York 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 votes of those mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Detroit, etc.) should not speak for the rest of our country.
And it didn’t. 3084 other counties did!


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