Like so many other Americans, I stayed up late on November 8, watching the election results. I watched as the returns came in for each state until I was so tired I couldn’t stay awake any longer. At times, I feared going to bed with nightmares of Hillary Clinton becoming the next President of the United States, but when I finally turned off the television, I was relieved to go to be bed knowing that Donald Trump had secured enough electoral votes to secure the election.
The next morning, I anxiously logged into my computer to check the election results, only to discover there were still several states that were not reporting final results. It’s possible that those states could alter the election so I carefully followed them for the next few days until it was apparent that Trump had indeed secured the White House.
According to most sources, Trump secured 306 electoral votes and Hillary only won 232 electoral votes. Either one needed 270 electoral votes to secure the White House.
Even though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, she’s not the only candidate who lost the presidency after winning the popular vote. In 1824, Andrew Jackson won the popular vote and even secured the most electoral votes but John Quincy Adams ended up as President. Since there were 4 candidates, Jackson had not won enough electoral votes to secure the presidency. As the Constitution instructed, the vote went to the House who ended up electing Adams to be president.
In 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes lost the popular vote but won the presidency by only 1 electoral vote.
In 1888, Grover Cleveland won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote 168-233 to Benjamin Harrison.
In 2000, Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote 266-271 to George W. Bush.
After the news broadcast Trump’s victory, many unhappy whining Democrats took to the streets in protest. With the help of Green Party candidate Jill Stein, recounts were launched in several states in hopes of overturning the electoral votes in Clinton’s favor. However, the recount efforts failed and unhappy Democrats turned their attention to trying to persuade delegates to the Electoral College to change their votes away from Trump.
There were numerous news reports by the liberal media, supporting the effort to sway electoral delegates to not cast their votes for Trump. I watched several major news networks and every one of them obviously supported the efforts to influence the electoral delegates.
Ironically, the very same liberals and news sources were the same ones condemning the alleged Russian hacks of trying to influence the elections. In their eyes, it was wrong for others to try to influence the election but perfectly okay for them to try to openly influence the same elections.
On Monday, delegates to the Electoral College gathered in their respective states to cast their electoral votes for president. Protestors continued to try to influence and sway the delegates’ votes. I watched on the news as security guards had to physically carry one woman protestor out of a state capital building as she tried to disrupt the voting of the delegates. The woman was yelling that this is her America, but she obviously refuses to believe to accept the fact that this is also my country and your country.
The last-ditch efforts of pro-Hillary protestors were not only dashed to pieces when the electoral votes were counted, but the voting results were an insult to them.
Even though the final results won’t be announced by Congress until January, reports indicate that Trump received 304 of the 306 electoral votes he was entitled to. In Hillary Clinton’s case, she only received 227 of the 232 electoral votes she was entitled to.
It turns out that more delegates flipped on Hillary than they did on Trump.
This is the system established by our Founding Fathers and like it or not, Donald Trump has constitutionally won the presidency and will be sworn into office on January 20, 2017. Just as we didn’t like it when Barack Obama or Bill Clinton won, we still accepted it. Now it’s up to Clinton’s crybaby supporters to learn to accept a Trump presidency.
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