Using the latest Census data, it was determined that half of the United States population is clustered in just 146 of the biggest counties out of over 3000 in the US.
As indicated in the below map, only 50% of the American population lives in the gray shaded counties on this map while 50% is concentrated in the remaining blue counties of each respective State..
Now the Electoral College is comprised as follows: Each State gets 1 Electoral vote for each Senator and 1 for each Representative in Congress. The Electoral votes are cast, on a winner take all, in every state for the candidate getting the most votes in that State.
When you look at the map it's easy to see that any population increase to the 146 counties represented on the map would basically give them enough votes to elect a president every election cycle if we did so strictly on the popular vote.
The Electoral College process prevents this from happening insuring the diverse ideology, will and desires of each "State" and its "Citizens" are represented equally in the presidential election process. Keep in mind we are a United States and that each State is also entitled to equal representation within the Federal Government. Therefore, it is only fair and fitting that the candidate who carries the State by majority wins all the Electoral votes of that State.
In summary, if we had abolished the Electoral College you would have had 146 blue counties out of 3000 nationwide deciding the outcome of the presidential election with their 50+% majority vote. This should show you the superb wisdom and commonsense of the Founding Fathers to ensure a fair and all inclusive democratic process and representation of all the people. Not just those few counties in a handful of States that happen to have a majority of the population that consistently votes the same party ever election.
Or more simply put, without the Electoral College we would suffer a loss of our inalienable rights and liberties and succumb to a Dictatorship!
This is why we have an Electoral College.
Who do you want to become the next President of The United States.
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. "
This is the 2nd Amendment to our constitution. Twenty-seven (27) words that both lawmakers and US Citizens seem to have a difficult time in understanding. Let me simply clarify it for you .
ALL people have the ABSOLUTE RIGHT (As in the ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND PROPERTY) to bear arms (meaning ANY TYPE OF ARM we want, pistol to a rocket launcher) and the Government (as in no Federal, State and/or local government) shall NOT INFRINGE (meaning government CAN NOT STOP us) from this right in any shape or form unless they want to amend the constitution.
The 2nd amendment was adapted from a British Law which armed the people to protect life and property and fight back against a tyrannical King and government. Our founders additionally contended and the Supreme Court upheld that it further implied that the right was extended to individuals to support life (hunting) and defend personal life, rights and liberty against criminals.
Now given the fact that our government is heading down a path of tyranny, it would be inconceivable for any militia or person to fight back against government with single shot weapons that both political parties want to stop us from owning.And the intend to eventually take ALL our guns away starting with Assault Weapons... Now how would any logical person vote...
Acknowledging both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the presumptive nominee of their respective parties, with what you know about each candidate please tell us who you would vote for were the Presidential election held today.
In light of recent revelations and lies and acts of subversion and misuse of the Justice System by Eric holder do you believe Obama should immediately remove him from office.
Dozens of e-mails released by the White House reveal that Obama administration officials were behind the crafting of a false narrative about the attack in Benghazi, Libya. The communications raise questions about who called the shots and why, say an analyst and a lawmaker involved in the investigation.
According to the documents, officials at the State Department, CIA and White House national security staff heavily revised a CIA memo to remove all references to Islamic extremists known to have participated in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
The revisions also removed the CIA's claims that the agency had issued repeated warnings to the State Department about the threat of al-Qaeda-linked militants in Benghazi.