‘We the People,’ not ‘We the Democrats’
Our Founders, in their infinite wisdom, created the Electoral College to ensure that all the states are fairly represented in elections. Now apparently the Democrats want us to believe they know better (but only because their candidate/party lost the presidential election) — shouldn’t just one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
Ah, let’s look at how the vote played out between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton:
There are 3,112 counties in the United States. Trump won 2623 of them; Clinton won 489. Of 62 counties in New York State, Trump won 46 and Clinton won 16. Clinton won the popular vote by around 2.5 million votes (out of some 12,882,424 votes cast).
Looking at just the 5 counties that encompass New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens), Clinton received well over 2.5 million more votes than Trump. Therefore, once could say that these 5 counties alone accounted for more than half Clinton’s popular vote across the entire country.
These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles, while the United States has 3,797,000 square miles. In a country with almost 4 million square miles of territory, it is ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles would dictate the outcome of a national election. Large, densely populated Democrat cities (New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.) don’t — and shouldn’t — speak for the rest of our country.
The Founders understood this unique balance of federalism and democracy (majority rule); they knew it was important to protect the states from takeover by a small, demographically concentrated group. (Trump won 30 states and Clinton won 20.)
Despite the Democrats’ hysterical attempts to derail the procedural vote, our country’s Electoral College remained faithful to our Founders’ time-tested principles as they voted to elect Donald J. Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice-President.
It’s more than high time for the other side to accept the fact that this is how the United States works. It’s not “We the Democrats,” it’s “We the People.”