December 21, 2016 7:53 pm -

If we could just cut off New York and California, then Trump won the popular vote.

But no matter how terrific or yuge his Presidency may be, there will be an unshakable asterisk about his campaign: “…but he lost by almost 3 million votes,” generations of American school teachers will tell their students as a great example about the disparity of the electoral college system.


On the surface, it doesn’t delegitimize his presidency, but it’s causing some to rely on a simply preposterous argument as justification that he was really the people’s champ…

There is quite simply no more foolish argument. Yeah, if we take away these 5.8 million American voters, then Trump wins in a landslide! It’s an upset of unpresidented unprecedented proportions!

You can not just simply decide to chop off two states in our union to try and make a silly point. I get it; the electoral college is largely designed to prevent “running up the score” in firmly-aligned idealogical states. Clinton excelled in two of those states; but Trump also won 4,685,047 votes in deep red Texas. Can I arbitrarily choose to siphon off the Lonestar State?



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.