Liberals have been using the popular vote totals to undermine President-elect Trump’s historic win and delegitimize his presidency, but there’s a problem with their argument.
First off, our nation uses the Electoral College to elect our presidents in order to ensure everyone has a voice in the government. The system was designed to mirror our representation in Congress, which means that for every representative we have in the federal government there’s one elector.
There’s only been two times in recent history where the popular vote went to the losing candidate, once in 2000 and then with this election, proving just how effective the system is as preventing mob rule in our country. As it turns out, the genius of the Electoral College was truly displayed with the 2016 elections since Hillary Clinton’s entire margin of victory in the popular vote came from just a single state – California.
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As we noted in this space earlier, while Clinton’s overall margin looks large and impressive, it is due to Clinton’s huge margin of victory in one state — California — where she got a whopping 4.3 million more votes than Trump.
In recent years, California has been turning into what amounts to a one-party state. Between 2008 and 2016, the number of Californian’s who registered as Democrats climbed by 1.1 million, while the number of registered Republicans dropped by almost 400,000.
What’s more, many Republicans in the state had nobody to vote for in November.
There were two Democrats — and zero Republicans — running to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer. There were no Republicans on the ballot for House seats in nine of California’s congressional districts.
Popular vote total:
Clinton: + 2.8 million
Popular vote total outside California:
Trump: + 1.4 million
Isn’t that something? Now, it’s worth noting that California registers illegal aliens to vote with their “Motor Voter” law, which registers everyone applying for a license to vote, and with activist organizations comprised of illegal aliens participating in Get Out The Vote efforts it’s not at all unlikely that many of her voters in the Sunshine State weren’t even legally eligible to vote.
Ironically, the Washington Post published a story this morning that had polling showing 52 percent of Republicans saying they believed Trump won the popular vote, although it didn’t ask respondents why they believed such to be true. Well, as we see above, if we take the hyper-partisan state of California and its potentially illegal votes out of the mix, Trump did, in fact, win the popular vote as well the electoral.