“If you know much about me you know that I think the Electoral College is only reason that my vote ever counts. I have tried to explain it over and over. Still I have had a rough time explaining it to people so they could understand. I receive
319 Square Miles
I thought you’d find this interesting. I DID! This is a real eye-opener!
A 39 second read you will want to pass on.
In their infinite wisdom, the United States’ Founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented.
Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet.
It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.
There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Candidate 1 won 3,084 of them.
Candidate 2 won 57.
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Candidate 1 won 46 of them.
Candidate 2 won 16.
Candidate won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Candidate received well over 2 million more votes than Candidate 1
(Candidate 2 only won 4 of these counties; Candidate 1 won Richmond)
Therefore these 5 counties alone more than accounted for Candidate 2 winning the popular vote of 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 Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) DO NOT & SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!
And…it’s been verified and documented that those aforementioned 319 square miles are where the majority of our nation’s problems foment.”
It’s not fancy, but it sure does make one understand. If you don’t live in New York City – you may need the Electoral College to be counted as a voting citizen in the United States.