Electoral College Turns A Win To A Loss

This was recorded when Hillary had about a million votes lead but Trump was declared the winner in the Presidential Election. She now has won the popular vote by well over one million votes and that number is still climbing. This explanation of the Electoral College talks about how Alexander Hamilton, one of the two creators of the institution, was horrified by the abuse of Electoral College’s original intention. Hamilton tried but failed to amend the statutes but failed. So we are left with a system in which every office except the most powerful one, the Presidency, is elected in a democratic process.

Excerpt from: MSNBC

It is almost guaranteed that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but she lost the election because of the Electoral College. Lawrence O’Donnell explains why the Founding Fathers could never have imagined how undemocratic our election system has become. Duration: 11:37



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