Editor ProLifeCorner- I am putting this article on as a point of interest. I am not a mathematician and it seems like people on both sides of the fence have plenty of figures to throw out. Read into or out of these figures whatever you want. It is my sincere hope that the reader will come away with a understanding that the electoral college is an very necessary part of our political system. Otherwise large cities would be dictating policy all across our land.
Trump won 98.2% of all of the counties across the U.S.
The founding fathers decided to establish an electoral college because they wanted the states to decide who should be President, and not the cities (where massive voter fraud can more easily take place).
In case your math is bad . . . Trump won 98.2% of all of the counties across the U.S.
Clinton won LESS than 2% of the nation’s counties. That is almost a rounding error.
I knew this to be true, but in my wildest dreams I had no idea how true. Trump won 3,084 , of 3,141 counties in the USA. That’s absolutely incredible !!!
|Research on the Electoral College and why it is in place here in the U.S.
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 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.
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) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.