17 December 2019

Open War on American Democracy

American Democracy? Let me refresh your memory from a little bit more than three years ago:

Candidate Votes  
Hilary CLINTON (D) 65,853,516 48.2%
Donald TRUMP (R) 62,984,825 46.1%
all others 3,341,675 5.7%

Source: Federal Election Commission (pdf).

Please remind me how the loser of the popular vote being declared the winner is any kind of "democracy" at all. <SARCASM> Oh, that's right. The Electoral College, which was adopted to protect the fragile American democracy from demagogues (cf., e.g., The Federalist No. 85). How's that working right now? </SARCASM>