Donald Trump was right, the election was “rigged.”
Before the election I was confident that Hillary Clinton was going to be our next president, the Democrats would probably control the Senate, and the Republicans would retain control of the House of Representatives, even though Democratic candidates would get more votes (as happened in the 2012 election).
It turns out that the election was rigged against the Democrats, but not the way I thought it would be. Hillary Clinton got well over one million more votes than Donald Trump, yet Donald Trump was elected president. I should also mention that the Republicans got more votes in the House election and retained the Senate majority — so I was wrong about that too.
The presidency of the United States is our only elective office for which every citizen who is registered can vote. Every vote should have the same value. If they did, Al Gore would have been elected in 2000 and Hillary Clinton would be our president-elect.
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In a 2013 Gallup Poll, 63 percent said they would eliminate the Electoral College, while only 29 percent supported it (the remaining 8 percent said they had no opinion). Even Republicans where for its elimination, 61 percent to 30 percent.
PS: Opinion letter writers are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. In the 2012 election President Obama had almost 5 million more votes than Mitt Romney.
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