The left cannot accept the fact that they Lost to Donald Trump.
They don’t understand that it is the left that drove the election to Trump. The public doesn’t buy the left’s agenda. But to the left anyone who disagrees is a racist or has a phobia of some kind.
They lost because they could not get 270 votes in the Electoral College. The Electoral College then must be a racist institutional construct.
They refuse to acknowledge that the Electoral College did exactly as it was designed to do simply because it didn’t provide the result they wanted.
They have run out of excuses and once again the race card is all that’s left. It’s a sad and desperate ploy and like the recount, the Russian gambit, and the fake news narrative, it will fail because it is one more lie.
Defeated Democrats’ new attack line: The Electoral College is racist
From The Washington Examiner: By GABBY MORRONGIELLO (@GABRIELLAHOPE_) • 12/21/16
Democrats still mourning the outcome of last month’s election have added a new step to their grieving process: leveling charges of racism against those who support the constitutional method of electing the president.
In keeping with the process stipulated in the 12th Amendment, 538 electors representing all 50 states gathered on Monday to cast their ballots for the 45th president. The result – that Donald Trump will officially enter the Oval Office on Jan. 20 – was affirmed by the Electoral College, an institution the Left is now casting as racist and anti-Democratic.
Mere hours after Trump topped the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted: “Hello rest of the world! My fellow Americans are asleep right now so I thought we could talk and maybe explain what happened yesterday.”
Then came his explanation.
“This racist idea, the Electoral College, 225 years later ended up benefitting the candidate who spewed racism hate,” he opined.
The New York Times, in an editorial on Tuesday, described the centuries-old institution as “a living symbol of America’s original sin,” arguing that it was created at a time when “slavery was the law of the land” and a national popular vote would have “disadvantaged” Southern slave states, where blacks could not vote but were counted as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of a population count.
“The whole point of the Electoral College was an effort by the founders to balance large states versus small states because of the fact that we are a federal republic,” Hans von Spakovsky, a conservative scholar of election law at the Heritage Foundation, told the Washington Examiner. “They were afraid that if the president were elected simply by the national popular vote, then candidates would simply go to the big urban areas and ignore the more rural parts of the country.”
According to Spakovksy, there is “absolutely no discussion” about designing the Electoral College to protect slave states in James Madison’s notes on the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
“Latching onto this claim, that ‘Oh it must be racism,’ is just ridiculous,” he said. “All you have to do is look at a map that breaks down the entire country by counties and you can see that Donald Trump’s support was countrywide whereas Hillary Clinton’s support was in very narrow geographical areas of the country.”
“So the idea that the entire rest of the country and many of the electors who cast their ballots yesterday were racist in voting for Trump is just an insult to Americans,” Spakovsky added.
The assault on the Electoral College by Moore and his progressive cohort isn’t new. Many Democrats, including both President Obama and Clinton, have supported eliminating the unique American institution and electing the president and vice president through a popular vote.
“We are a very different country than we were 200 years ago,” Clinton told reporters shortly after the 2000 election, when Al Gore won more of the popular vote than elected President George W. Bush.
“I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it’s time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president,” she added.
Last week, Obama dubbed the Electoral College a “carryover from an earlier version of how our federal government was going to work that put a lot of premium on states.”