President-elect Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election by winning more states and their Electoral College votes than his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton, even though Clinton may ultimately have obtained more of the nationwide popular vote. This is how elections work in this country.
The Framers of our Constitution deliberately designed the system this way because the United States of America is a constitutional republic and not a basic majority-rule democracy, though democratic methods are used in the electoral process.
The reason our republic was designed to utilize the state-based Electoral College instead of the popular vote to determine the presidential election is to protect voters in the majority of states with smaller populations from being overwhelmed and silenced by voters in the handful of large-population states, yet it would seem as though our illustrious and brilliant Democrat lawmakers would like to change that.
Soon-to-retire California Sen. Barbara Boxer planned to introduce legislation into Congress that would essentially eliminate the Electoral College and have all future presidential elections determined solely by the popular vote.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 15, 2016
Boxer, who adamantly insisted that Clinton should have won because she earned more of the popular vote, called the tried-and-true Electoral College an “outdated, undemocratic system.”
“In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the winner of the general election did not win the popular vote,” Boxer said in a statement, obviously referring to the 2000 presidential election in which Democrat Al Gore garnered the popular vote but lost to Republican George W. Bush, who had won more states and their electoral votes.
“The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately. Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts,” Boxer continued.
Unfortunately for Boxer, her proposed bill has a less-than-zero chance of moving through a Republican-controlled Congress, and likely still wouldn’t have succeeded even if her party had regained control of the Senate, as her bill would actually require a constitutional amendment that would need to be passed by a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate, further needing ratification by three-fourths of the states to become official law.
That isn’t happening anytime soon, if ever, as Americans have by-and-large rejected the mob rule preferred by leftists and enjoy having their votes in “flyover country” protected from the hordes of liberals and illegal voters and fraudsters who cast millions of votes in New York, California and Illinois, votes which in and of themselves could cancel out the rest of the country.
Thankfully Boxer is about to retire, so she can feel free to take her leftist, mob-rule collectivist ideals back to Commiefornia and leave the rest of us in the Constitutional Republic of America alone to continue to conduct elections the way we have since the ratification of the Constitution.
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