Trump lauds Electoral College as Clinton wins popular voteBy Sheila Mcguire Nov 18, 2016
A newly elected Donald Trump has changed his tune on the Electoral College, calling it "genius" after his win in the presidential election - a far cry from when he blasted it four years ago.
"In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted, 'The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy, ' " Boxer added. Trump also tweeted that he'd have been successful even under a popular vote system, since he would have campaigned in different places, focusing on California and NY, "and won even bigger and more easily".
Hillary Clinton is on track to win the popular vote by more than two million votes when all the absentee ballots are counted.
Every four years, the Electoral College creeps back into the lives of American voters.
History dictates that once the political war is fought, there is a victor based on the Electoral College votes, and the loser concedes. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win.
Trump won the vote that counts, in the Electoral College.
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Support for former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton continues to grow, even though she lost the 2016 election to NY businessman Donald Trump.
So the Electoral College system, following a few tweaks in the early days of the Republic, has a pretty good track record.
The document contains names, addresses, contact information, religion, genders and even candidate preference information of dozens of electors in states that voted Republican. The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would "put a bullet" in his mouth. There are only three previous occasions in American history where the loser of the popular vote still becomes president. States with 105 more electoral votes are needed to make it a reality.
"The job of an elector is to cast his vote representing the congressional district", said Jim Rhoades, Michigan elector.
He has taken to social media in the past to express his disagreement and discontent with the Electoral College. Democrats have won six of the past seven popular votes, but have lost the Electoral College twice in that time. As Trump prepares to ascend to the highest and most powerful office in America, and around the globe, he should no longer be allowed to say the first thing that comes to his mind. Seventy-one of the faithless votes occurred because the president-elect died before the Electoral College could vote. Her decision to file the bill instead helps fuel a debate that should lead to change in future presidential elections. So long that the entire article might just be us listing presidents who only won because of the Electoral College.
"What we're focused on is making sure 2020 is the first campaign and the first presidential election where every voter in Texas matters as much as a voter in North Carolina", Rosenstiel said. For the protection of AP and its licensors, content may not be copied, altered or redistributed in any form.
Many see flaws in the system because of the notion that it disenfranchises voters in states that heavily lean one way or another.
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