Why the Electoral College is necessary
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President-elect Donald Trump had this to say in response to the ongoing Democrat push for an election recount limited to only states Trump won:
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
It’s been well-documented that illegals have voted in elections, and it’s also quite possible the establishment attempted to rig the election for Hillary Clinton, but they couldn’t overcome a landslide for Trump.
The #NotMyPresident movement keeps pushing the “Hillary won the popular vote” line, but it’s meaningless; if the president was selected by popular vote, then both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would have campaigned in completely different states than they did.
In short, Hillary saying she won the popular vote is like saying she won a footrace by driving a Dodge Demon.
There’s a legitimate reason for having an Electoral College: if the president was selected by popular vote, then only densely population regions of the U.S. would decide who would become president. The United States of America would be reduced to the United States of New York and California, with 48 other vassal states.
And why is the presidential election the only race that’s decided by the Electoral College? Simple: it’s the only race that shows up with the same major candidates in all 50 states. Other races, such as the U.S. House and Senate, involve candidates who are chosen only by voters of that state.