After Hillary Clinton lost the election to President Trump, the media began working in conjunction with the Democrat Party to formulate a propaganda campaign, as a way to prove that Trump didn’t win the election fair and square. At the centerpiece of their “Trump didn’t really win the election” narrative, was the talking point that the electoral college our Founding Fathers put in place, is outdated and irrelevant. Hillary told CNN after her brutal loss, that she believes the electoral college needs to be eliminated.
Here’s a look at how many districts Trump won vs. Hillary Clinton. The districts Trump won are in red. The districts Clinton won are in blue. This map reveals the reason why Democrats are demanding a change in how presidential elections are won.
On the day after the 2016 presidential election, TIME magazine hilariously wrote:
The quirks of the Electoral College system were exposed this week when Donald Trump secured the presidency with an Electoral College majority, even as Hillary Clinton took a narrow lead in the popular vote.
Yesterday, only moments after the 116th Congress was sworn in, two Democrats, Rep. Brad Sherman(D-CA) and Rep. Al Green of Texas reintroduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
One of the first acts of business for the newly sworn in Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who calls herself a “Palestinian-American,” (even though Palestine is not recognized by the United States as a nation) explained to a cheering crowd at a MoveOn.org event, how Democrats plan to deal with President Trump: “We’re gonna impeach that motherf**ker!”
Now, The Western Journal is reporting that a congressional Democrat has introduced a constitutional amendment to eliminate the Electoral College on the grounds that it failed to put Hillary Clinton in the White House.
Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee on Thursday, the first day in which Democrats controlled the House, used Clinton’s defeat at the hands of President Donald Trump as his reason why the Electoral College should be scrapped.
“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said in a release posted on his website.
“Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President,” he said.
The Electoral College was created by America’s Founding Fathers. Through it, electors are apportioned to the various states based upon population.
In recent years, the high-population, largely Democratic states of California and New York have helped ensure that Democrats have generally won the popular vote. Since 1992, former President George W. Bush has been the only Republican to win the popular vote. He did that in 2004.
Thus in 2016, Clinton posted an overall popular vote margin of 2.8 million votes over Trump. However, according to figures reported by CBS, Clinton’s margin over Trump in New York was 1.7 million votes, while her margin in California was 4 million votes. That means that in the other 48 states, Trump had a solid popular vote majority.
Cohen’s proposed amendments are unlikely to become law. Constitutional amendments require a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress. Three-fourths of the states must also approve of any amendment.
In October, Socialist darling, and newly elected House member, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her support for the consitutional amendment:
“It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic.”
It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic. https://t.co/00HZN3MI6F
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 6, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez was immediately hit with over 16,000 comments, most of them criticizing her tweet:
@ocasio2018 Oh silly, electoral college about slavery, nah. It has everything to do with equal representation of the states so that no one state runs monopoly on popular vote. PLEASE read some history. My head hurts reading your comments. Oh, and socialism has never worked.