Hillary Clinton is the fifth person in American history to lose a presidential election while winning the popular vote. She joins joins the Andrew Jackson, Samuel Tilden, Grover Cleveland, and Al Gore. You probably have heard that liberals are FUMING over this result. Calling for the end of the electoral college, the end of this, the end of that, yada, yada, yada.
Yes, you read that correctly, Obama did NOT win the popular vote in the pre-contest leading up to his victory in the primaries. He lost the popular vote to none other than Hillary Clinton, by almost 275,000 votes.
Obama, as we know, went on to win the general election and become the poster-boy hero for liberals for the next eight years. To me, It seems like a lifetime.
So where is all the outrage, protests, burning houses, smashing cars and calls to reform the process then? There wasn’t any. Because the “tolerant” left was ok with it, and agreed with the outcome.
Although the primary process is different from the general election process, its delegate system isn’t too far off from what the Electoral College aims to do: give a voice to smaller, less-populated states. That’s exactly what happened in 2008.
As has been explained before, the Electoral College was a system designed by the framers of the Constitution as a way to make sure that people who lived in less-populated rural areas didn’t have their voices silenced by those living in the more populated cities.