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2016-Election-Popular Vote story

2016-Election-Popular Vote story

In this election, there could be surprises in states that are usually secure for one party or the other. The GOP has learned that there's a bigger market for populism, and a far smaller one for movement conservatism, than many of us imagined.

The contrast with Trump was nearly comic, with his campaign speeches showing he was totally out of his depth.

The country wanted change, someone to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

While ratcheting up a possible confrontation with America's plural, diverse, multi-cultural cities, some of which are already roiling with anti-Trump protests, the President-elect also dialed down on some of his campaign pledges. During the election, his demeanor was anything but presidential and the media certainly painted him as an authoritative figure.

Progressives are taking aim at the Electoral College and want to replace it with a national popular vote.

Trump repeatedly reminded voters that America has not been going in the right direction over the last several years and that if changes are not made soon, America will very soon cease to exist as the great country that people have known over the last 200 years. Today, each state appoints its electors based on which candidate won the popular vote in their state (Nebraska and ME are the only exceptions, and they appoint their electors based on which candidate won each congressional district in their state).

If you don't like this year's vote, do better the next time. Protesting can do nothing now but waste your time and make American liberals seem childish and immature, as well as hypocritical.

Two days ago, pollsters and statisticians gave Hillary Clinton odds of between 75 and 99 percent of winning the US presidential election.

The entire time Trump was the candidate the polls told us he couldn't win and I believed them. Some have refused to accept the results. But this is a challenge for a powerless Democratic Party, which will be torn between working with Trump to mitigate the damage of his policies and uniting in opposition as Republicans did shortly after Obama's election.

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Major electoral shifts have happened throughout American history and will continue to do so as regions and political parties change. White people still make up the vast majority of the electorate, particularly when considering their share of the Electoral College, and their votes usually determine the victor.

How many spent hours in line, and how many had to leave lines because they had to go to work? People protested the Vietnam War, the war in the Middle East, even the Civil War.

Please, add your name to the petition: Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19, and SHARE with all your might! Southern states with slaves who couldn't vote anxious that Northern states would have a louder voice.

The number of electoral votes per state is determined by the number of congressional districts plus one for each senator - a total of 538. It would be committing political suicide to do so, and even though not all representatives are completely pro-Trump, all have promised to affirm the wishes of their states, regardless of personal views.

And Trump managed to win most of those key states - like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania - assuring himself of at least 290 electors to Clinton's 228, easily surpassing the 270 needed.

Clinton's popular vote win raises "the question of how democratic our system is", according to Robert Shapiro, a political science professor at Columbia University in NY. According to research undertaken by the American Press Institute, a candidate that is largely supported by the media (in this case Hillary) is likely to lose trust among the population. North Dakota, for example, has about a quarter of one percent of the USA population but double that proportion of Electoral College votes. This has some of her followers wondering if the votes might have been miscounted.

The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.

No. Our Constitution says the Electors choose.


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