Here’s an article about how terrible the Electoral College is: https://www.google.com/amp/s/splinternews.com/here-is-the-final-popular-vote-count-of-the-2016-electi-1793864349/amp
-As you can tell, a highly knowledgeable proponent of the EC’s abolition. “Most of the people who voted in the 2016 presidential election voted for Hillary Clinton.
Here are the final numbers:
Clinton received 65,844,610 votes, or 48.2% of the total vote.
Trump received 62,979,636 votes, or 46.1% of the total vote.
The remaining 5.7% of the vote went to other candidates, like Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Evan McMullin, and, I don’t know, write-ins for flesh-eating bacteria.“
“Most of”=less than 50%? Interesting. Looks like most of the votes did NOT go to Hilary.
Has anyone here done the math to determine how much his vote is worth* in the current system vs. what it would be worth in national popular election?
*”My vote doesn’t count for anything if my candidate loses my state” doesn’t mean anything. That would just mean the votes of everyone that votes for the losers, in a national popular election, don’t count(I wouldn’t necessarily disagree, but that’s the way it works under any electoral system).
Edit: With no candidate receiving 50% of the votes, would the election then be decided by the House? I doubt Hilary would’ve won in that scenario.