Muppet wrote:Looks like Democrats & Remainers only really believe in democracy when they get the result they wanted After this the Democratic Party should re-name itself
The Electoral College system seems antiquated and anti-democratic in reality. That's twice now in 5 elections that the winner of the popular vote has lost on electoral college math. Clinton here got 200,000+ more votes overall, and yet in the electoral college was properly trounced, Trump getting over 300.
Most states are pretty set in their ways and rarely if ever change, so the whole election comes down to a small subset of about 10 or so states that can swing either way depending on the way the wind blows.
A swing of 20,000-40,000 votes from Trump to Clinton in states like Pennsylvania & Wisconsin could have been enough to flip the result.
A vote in certain states counts as much more important than other states because of this. It isn't one person, one vote, because the value of each person's vote is determined by which state they are making it in.
The Republicans have no cause to change/ditch the electoral college system. Why would they, it keeps getting them Presidents undeservedly and lowers the control of the heavily populated liberal east/west coasts.
The Democrats probably wouldnt/couldnt change it either. They'd need a President/Senate/Congress/Supreme Court sweep (like the Reps have now) to have a chance to do it. And even then I imagine it would be hard to do, as it is so engrained in the psyche and was introduced by the hallowed founders of the State.