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The Electoral College - David - 03-12-2018

In their infinite wisdom, the founders of our country created a structure called the "Electoral College" as a control system and to ensure the individual states were fairly represented. Otherwise one or two densely populated areas would speak for the whole of the nation. It was not created as a device to favor Democrats, Republicans, Whigs, Tories or any other political affiliation. It was created as a system of "checks and balances" to guard against any small vocal area, with a specific agenda, speaking for the whole of the nation.

The following list of statistics should put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.

Trump won 3,084 of them. 
Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State.

Trump won 46 of them. 
Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.

In the 5 counties that encompass NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump.

In other words, these Five (5) counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote for the entire country !

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles. 
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) do not and should not speak for the rest of our country...and somehow the geniuses who founded our country understood this and created a system to avoid that circumstance.

And now you understand the supreme importance of the Electoral College.

RE: The Electoral College - JRSC - 03-12-2018

This is because our Founding Fathers had a very close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. They sought His counsel in everything they did. It wasn't that they were geniuses as much as they sought the Lord's approval and guidance for every single thing they did. The Electoral College came from the Lord.

This is why our country is in the terrible situation it's in now. Our real Founding Father has become a pocket knife that we whip out time to time to handle this or that. In the meantime, we have no use for Him. If every American took Him as seriously as our Founding Fathers, we'd be in a different, better America. As I've said before, Christianity and morality, without these 2 things, both 1 and the same, we have nothing. If we don't take important things seriously, we take nothing seriously. To include our country, freedom and liberty.