Despite weeks of cajoling,bullying and threatening Electoral College voters the great leftist coup failed to materialize. Dems are now out of options to block Donald Trump from assuming the office of the presidency and will spend the next four years throwing tantrums and generally making asses of themselves.
There also will be ongoing efforts to discredit the election results by pushing the narrative that Putin and the Russians interviewed on Trump’s behalf. Support for a special tribunal led by John McCain and Lindsey Graham to carry out neo-McCarthyite witch hunts to sully Trump continues to build as do calls to eliminate the Electoral College.
The loudest whining about the unfairness of the current system comes from the pro-Hillary New York Times.
Today the Editorial Board writes “Time to End the Electoral College”:
By overwhelming majorities, Americans would prefer to elect the president by direct popular vote, not filtered through the antiquated mechanism of the Electoral College. They understand, on a gut level, the basic fairness of awarding the nation’s highest office on the same basis as every other elected office — to the person who gets the most votes.
But for now, the presidency is still decided by 538 electors. And on Monday, despite much talk in recent weeks about urging those electors to block Donald Trump from the White House, a majority did as expected and cast their ballots for him — a result Congress will ratify next month.
And so for the second time in 16 years, the candidate who lost the popular vote has won the presidency. Unlike 2000, it wasn’t even close. Hillary Clinton beat Mr. Trump by more than 2.8 million votes, or 2.1 percent of the electorate. That’s a wider margin than 10 winning candidates enjoyed and the biggest deficit for an incoming president since the 19th century.
Yes, Mr. Trump won under the rules, but the rules should change so that a presidential election reflects the will of Americans and promotes a more participatory democracy.
It must have been excruciating for the Times to write that “Trump won under the rules” which only serves to discredit the entire screed. The Editorial Board also fails to mention that Clinton’s margin of victory in the popular vote was solely attributable to one state. Liberal and Latino infested California overwhelmingly went for Hillary despite her getting walloped in the vast majority of American countries.
It would seem that this time that the Electoral College worked as intended by preventing a huge state from imposing it’s will on the rest of the country. It’s another textbook example of how big media is able to mislead the public by failing to provide either historical information or proper context.
Just another day at the office for the nation’s fake news outlet of record.
Originally published at Downtrend.com