The defeat of Hillary Clinton in spite of her getting the popular vote is nothing new, even though liberals opposed to a Trump presidency want you to believe this surprise overturn is unheard of.
In 2008, when Hillary Clinton ran against a political newcomer by the name of Barack Obama for the Democrat Primary nomination, Hillary won the popular vote with 17.8 million votes compared to Obama’s 17.5 million votes.
She garnered 48.04% of the vote, and the eventual 44th President of the United States received only 47.31% of the vote.
So why wasn’t Hillary the presumptive nominee for the Democrat Party? Hillary earned only 1,973 delegate votes compared to Obama’s 2,285, and the delegates determined the election results, much the way the electoral college determines who will be the next President of the United States.
The founding fathers built these checks and balances into the election process to ensure a fair opportunity for an election and the seamless transition of power, regardless of whose “turn” it is to be the next president.
Where was the fear and outcry of liberals and millenials, the gnashing of teeth, rending of garments and the rioting and anarchy in 2008 when Clinton lost to a man with little to no public service experience?
There have been only four other times when the system of checks and balances for electing a president came into play. Most recently, a similar outcry took place in 2000 when Al Gore won the popular vote and George Bush won the electoral college vote.
How easily we forget in such a few short years. The millenials were still living with their parents back then, but their only outcries were to have their basic survival needs met and their bottoms cleaned. Not much has changed.
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