Five times in American history, someone won the Electoral College vote and the presidency but lost the popular vote.
It happened in 1824 with John Quincy Adams; in 1876 with Rutherford B. Hayes; in 1888 with Benjamin Harrison; in 2000 with George W. Bush and in 2016 with Donald Trump.
I have to note that no one every disproved the allegations that over 3 million noncitizens voted in 2016 with most of them voting for Clinton – had these illegal votes been removed, Trump would have won the popular vote as well as the Electoral College vote.
Because of what happened in 2016, Democrats have been scrambling to find ways to get rid of the Electoral College.
In Colorado, they will soon have a law that automatically grants all of their Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote.
The Hill – Colorado governor will sign bill aimed at bypassing Electoral College – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) will sign a measure to award his state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, moving a countrywide coalition one step closer to circumventing the Electoral College.
In an interview Sunday, Polis called the Electoral College an “undemocratic relic” of the nation’s past, one he wants to see relegated to the dustbin of history.
“I’ve long supported electing the president by who gets the most votes,” Polis told The Hill. “It’s a way to move towards direct election of the president.”
Colorado will become the 12th state to join the national popular vote interstate compact. Those 12 states and the District of Columbia, which has also passed a popular-vote bill, account for 181 electoral votes, just under 90 shy of the 270 votes a presidential candidate needs to win the White House…
The compact signed by these anti-Constitution states, reportedly will not be enacted until enough states have joined the compact and passed their own laws that would give the compact the 270 Electoral votes.
Once this is accomplished, the compact will be enacted, basically nullifying the need for the Electoral College.
There was a good reason why our Founding Fathers established the Electoral College, but that doesn’t matter to anti-Constitution Democrats.
Don’t forget that Democrats are also pushing measures to give convicted felons and non-citizens the right to vote, which is why they want to open borders and to protect the millions of illegal aliens in the US.
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