[–] Courtjester 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The author will be setting a good precedent for future elections. If a candidate such as Hillary Clinton would win the Electoral College by a few votes and and the democratic electors really wanted a different candidate such as Bernie Sanders, they could vote for Bernie and maybe throw the election to the House of Representatives where the Republican could be chosen.


[–] CargoShortsFTW 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

People forget that one of the reasons the Electoral College exists is to keep candidates like Trump out of office. There was a great fear of populist candidates and the hoe was that smarter heads would prevail.


[–] Professor_de_la_Paz [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The United States was set up as a republic. Alexander Hamilton provided a blueprint for states’ votes. Federalist 68 argued that an Electoral College should determine if candidates are qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence. Mr. Trump shows us again and again that he does not meet these standards. Given his own public statements, it isn’t clear how the Electoral College can ignore these issues, and so it should reject him.


[–] golgotham 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

BULLSHIT. ALL KILLARY DID was appeal to emotion over substance. The voters knew this, I mean the LEGAL ones: http://alexanderhiggins.com/trump-won-2623-counties-candidate-since-reagan-32-years-ago/


[–] Professor_de_la_Paz [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

No, that's not all she did. She used the corrupt DNC to derail the candidacy of a Senator with a much larger support base.

That aside, this guy says he's a Republican and won't vote for Trump because Trump isn't a Republican. He said more, but I stopped caring two or three paragraphs into the piece.