Monday, December 19, 2016

Electoral College confusion;


 Today the College votes for president. Knowing we already voted and Hillary won by almost 3 million votes but Trump was declared the winner by the electoral College I was again confused.

I thought they were representatives or the two political parties but they are not. I noticed Republicans have the edge in number and figured Trump was right the system is rigged.

 It seems to be but it is not that simple.

Our forefathers seem to have gotten it right again though I disagreed the last 2 times they held sway. The whole system and why they did it was and still is very confusing so I was lucky enough after some pretty extensive digging to find the following link that I found very informative.

The Electoral College is a group of people that elects the president and the vice president of the United States. (The word “college” in this case simply refers to an organized body of people engaged in a common task.)
As voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they will not vote for the presidential candidates directly, in a popular vote. Instead, they will vote to elect specific people, known as “electors” to the college. Each state gets a certain number of electoral votes based on its population.

The electors are appointed by the political parties in each state, so if you vote for Donald J. Trump on Tuesday, and Mr. Trump ends up winning the popular vote in your state, then electors that the Republican Party has chosen will cast votes for him in their state capitals in December.

I for one am no longer calling for an end to the electoral college. Take a quick read and tell me what you think.
On Election Day, we’re electing the electors who elect the president. And it takes 270 of the 538 electors to win. Got it?|By Jonah Engel Bromwich 

jim joiner
Gardner, Ma

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