The founders of our nation set up the electoral college to ensure that democracy (a fancy term for “mob rule”) did not ruin the United States.
We are a Republic. Democrats are still pissed that Hillary won the popular vote (solely because of large majorities in urban areas dominated by Democrat rule).
In fact, historically, Democratic candidates are the only ones who have won the popular vote, but lost the electoral vote. Republicans view this as a sign that the founders knew what they were doing.
They’ve put together the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), an agreement to award all of a state’s electoral votes, not to the candidate who wins the state, but to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in all 50 states.
The Constitution grants to each state the right to decide how its electors are chosen. Prior to NPVIC, most states have awarded all their electoral votes to the candidate that wins the most votes statewide.
As of March 2019, the pact has been adopted by the District of Columbia, as well as California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington State.
Clearly, the Democrat leaders of these states expect the 2020 Democrat candidate to win the popular vote and don’t want to risk losing the electoral vote. But since their states go Democrat just about every presidential election, I’m not sure what they think they’ll accomplish.
I can’t wait to see what they’ll do if Trump wins the majority of the nation-wide popular vote. BWAHAHA!
Note: There are states where NPVIC legislation is pending. Some voted for Trump in 2016. I’ll be watching this issue.