I could continue, but the point is a simple one. No president in modern times – not even Richard M. Nixon – has had to endure such a withering and constant barrage of calumny, inimical media coverage, and congressional subversion than the 45th president. That is why the recent election results are so stunning. Despite being called a racist and the equivalent of a traitor again and again and again, millions more Americans voted for the president this year than they did the last time. That is truly remarkable. Would any other (establishment) politician have fared as well? Highly unlikely.
“elect” by the mainstream media. But reality is a little more complicated than that. In a stroke of genius, our Founding Fathers knew that absolute democracy can all too easily lead to mob rule wherein the victorious majority is tempted to trample on the rights and wishes of the minority, and where the large population centers dominate over the sparsely populated rural communities. So it was that every state was given the same number of senators in our upper house, with tiny Hawaii having the same representation as Texas. Additionally, the founders wanted to make sure that a presidential election would not be decided simply by whichever political machine could mobilize the largest share of the popular vote. And so, an arcane system called the Electoral College was created. I would wager – with confidence – that most Americans believe that they are voting for Donald Trump and Mike Pence or Joe Biden and Kamala Harris when they fill in that circle on the ballot next to the pairing of their choice. Actually, they are voting for the respective state electors for those candidates. We didn’t legally choose our president on November 3. That won’t happen until December when the Electoral College electors Despite being called a racist and the equivalent of a traitor again and again and again, millions more Americans voted for the president this year than they did the last time.
And let’s add one last remarkable fact. According to Election Day exit polls,
more Black, Hispanic, and other minority Americans voted for President Trump than any Republican since Eisenhower back in the 1950s. That includes almost 20% of the African American men, along with more than 20% of the gay and lesbian community. Whatever happens on Inauguration Day 2021, these results presage a fundamental disruption of the traditional political map of America. However, the president did not reach the 270 threshold of Electorate College votes. The Biden-Harris campaign happily embraced the term “president-elect” and “vice president- elect” after every major network called the election for them... But not so fast... Yes, in common usage the putative winner of an American presidential election is labeled
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