2018-06-23 20:15:04 UTC
In another thread in discussion of Donald Trump, David Emerling made the
"Getting elected on "long odds" doesn't say anything about his behavior or
policies. In fact, the only "poll" he won was the actual election - the
only poll that ultimately mattered. In the final days, something caused
the tide to turn."
That's when our resident constitutional scholar made this astute
"No, it didn't. Hillary got the most votes.
But that didn't matter, because the Republicans had rigged the system."
I would never have figured that out without that being pointed out. The
rigged system is apparently the Electoral College. It was created when the
original constitution was ratified in 1788. That was 66 years before the
Republican Party was even formed. Now that's what I call foresight.