Citizens Dedicated To Preserving Our Constitutional Republic
From: John Porter
To: Americans everywhere
December 4, 2016
I have been urged by many to explain the electoral college vs. popular vote provision of our Constitution and the reasoning behind it. Closely analyzed without bias political party thinking it shows the brilliance of the people we call the founding fathers in establishing this type of voting system for selecting a president. It is for that one government position only, because it is the only government job for which we hire someone with a nation wide election.
We must remind ourselves, that when these men met to draft our constitution, there was no Federal Government, only states with their individual laws. Writing a Constitution was part of the process of forming the Federal government. It was done in order to, by Constitutional law, set the powers the states were willing to allow the Federal Government to have and the ones they would retain, and protect the rights of the people which could not be infringed upon by either.
The original proposal was to have the two branches of Congress together elect the president. However, it was not adopted because that would be conceding power to the Federal Government to elect the president. It being the only elected position in the Federal Government representing all Americans, the states rightfully and successfully argued that they would have no voice in electing the president, and initiated the process at the state and local levels by choosing electors from each state to vote for president. Well known leading citizenswere chosen, originally by state legislatures, now by the voters for the special purpose of selecting the president. The electors would assemble and cast the votes allotted to that state. The number of votes allotted were the state's number of Representatives and Senators combined. Their model for this was the very structure of the Constitutional Convention itself, where each state had a number of delegates representing that state.
Even though it does not function exactly as the Founders originally intended, the Electoral College remains today an essential Constitutional safeguard of, not only American Individual Liberty, but of the liberty of the states from the Federal Government. As stated, each state is allotted as many electoral votes as it has senators and members of the House of Representatives. To become president of the United States of America, a person must, even today, win the national election state by state. We speak of "the presidential election" when, including Washington D. C., there are actually 51 separate elections for president. The United States is a nation of 50 separate and sovereign states. The electoral college gives your state a voice in electing the president.
There is much talk to eliminate the electoral college and elect the president by popular vote. One group is headed up by Eric Holder with the financial support of other Liberal Progressives, and they are determined to do it. If successful, it would completely transform the office. The person elected to it would in effect become the president of the big cities of America, and the last trace of independent self government guaranteed the individual states by the Constitution's electoral college system would be lost forever. We must preserve and protect the Electoral College at any cost.
I here give you an example of what could, and would in fact have happened on November 8, 2016 if we had a national popular election instead of the Electoral College. This, I hope, will help one understand the true wisdom of the writers of our constitution. These numbers were put together on November 28 and there might have been a small number of votes still being tabulated in a few counties across some states. Sources are, Election results from The Associated Press, Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, and The Cook Political Report:
The total popular vote count shows Donald Trump won the popular vote in 30 states and Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 20 states plus D.C.. The total count for all states, Trump was 62,510,659,------Clinton was 64,817,808. the difference is Clinton winning by 2,307,149. However, totaling all states excluding California, Donald Trump won the popular vote. In California the vote count was Clinton...8,292,775----Trump...4,276,750. Now, let's deduct Clinton's California vote from her national vote..64,817,808 - 8,292,775 = 56,525,033.Now let's deduct Trump's California vote from his national vote..62,510,659 - 4,276,750 = 58,233,909. The difference is Trump winning by 1,708,876.
So, in effect, Hillary Clinton was elected president of California and Donald Trump was elected president of the rest of the country by a substantial margin. This is the finest example I can relate to you of the wisdom of the Electoral College system of electing the American President. It prevents the vote of any one densely populated state from overriding the vote of all the others. Ask yourself, "Do I really want California, or any other state, electing the president for the rest of us?" Without the Electoral College that is exactly what will happen.
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When a liberal claims that Hillary got more votes than Trump, there is a much easier way to rebut them
You can actually prove that Trump, even though elected by electoral college, will be doing the will of the MAJORITY.
Here it goes. See how simple it is?
The latest figures:
Liberal: Cliinton & Stein – 49.2%
Anti-liberal: Trump & Johnson & McMullin – 49.9%
Dividing the remainder evenly, you get 50+% voted to reject the liberal agenda.
And the electoral college will put Trump in charge to dismantle it.
You can't argue with these numbers. The liberal may say that some Johnson voters would be Hillary's agenda. Then dare them to find any. So, who cares if Hillary got more votes that Trump? What matters is the will of the people and who will be charge of putting this will in effect.
Just my thought: frankly, I am convinced things will get much worse for the dems, who have been taken over the left. In two years I anticipate 60+ GOP senators, and the dem party splintered and demolished.
The liberals are so confused now that even NYT doesn't know whether they like Electoral College or not.
It kept changing its mind from for EC, then against EC, then for EC again in 2000, and now against it.
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That is why they want to resist everything Trump is doing. Trying to buy time and produce a civil war to hide all the crimes.. Trump is tearing apart their propaganda machine MSM at the same time. His take no prisoner approach is needed. Now I can see why he does not want to just focus on convicting Hillary...For Stephen Millar to speak like he did tells me They have absolute proof....I am sure we have the military on our side....Fox news will need to go all out on the message Trump needs to get out..Once Fox can confirm this. They must rip on it hard.