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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Civics 101 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

The Electoral College is an example of our Founders' brilliance. They understood that a republic ruled entirely by its urban populations would be imbalanced and unstable. Those who call for abolishing it are 1) un-American, and 2) political Kindergarteners. We Americans live in a constitutional republic, and if the Constitution goes, the republic will go next.

 

#civics #duh

 

 

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Re: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Civics 101 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

It`s really very simple......Most of us on here would throw our presidential vote right out the window......I guess if you no longer want a say in that then go for a popular vote....

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Re: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Civics 101 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

A 39 second read you will want to pass on

 

In their infinite wisdom, the United States' Founders 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. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense. 

Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood. 

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. 

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! 

And...it's been verified and documented that those aforementioned 319 square miles are where the majority of our nation's problems foment.