I’m still bitter : the election

In a recent interview, Trump said that the Russian probe is merely an excuse for democrats having lost the 2016 election, which they should have won, due to an electoral college advantage. Advantage… really?

In 2000 and 2016, a Republican beat a Democrat in the electoral college, but lost the popular vote. Why is this accepted?

The entire foundation of our government is built on the idea that majority rules, yet the minority  can determine the single most powerful position in our government? I’d ask Trump how the electoral college benefits Democrats when they’ve won the popular vote but lost the electoral college two times in the past 20 years, which has never happened in the democrats’ favor.

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Let’s be clear : I’m not an idiot. I know why the electoral college was put into place, however I don’t understand why this archaic system has stayed around, and why there is seemingly no outrage surrounding this.


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