The Electoral College has just confirmed that Donald Trump will in-fact be taking oath to office come January 20th. As much as that hurts to say, it’s time to do something about it. Backing that belief is Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, who is calling for radical change in the way the United States elects its presidents.
Sanders – who won 22 states in the Democratic presidential primary – defined the Electoral College system as undemocratic. He tweeted out to remind his millions of followers that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a staggering 2.5 million votes.
A few weeks after the election, Senator Sanders wanted the electoral college to be “re-examined.” He told CNN’s Dana Bash, “We have one candidate who had two million more votes than the other candidate but she is not going to be sworn in as president, and I think on the surface that’s a little bit weird.” He added, “Campaigns are about 16, 17 battleground states, battleground states, and I think that’s unfair to the people of the 30-plus states that would also like to be participating in the political process.”
This happens because traditionally Democratic states and traditionally Republican states get ignored during the presidential campaign due to the Electoral College.
And now Donald Trump will officially be sworn to Presidency come January 20th after the Electoral College voted him in on Monday.
Seems unfair when Trump loss the popular vote by roughly 2.8 million votes – which is five times greater than any other popular vote defeat in presidential election history – and he still won because of the Electoral College. And he only managed to secure the Electoral Votes by just 77,764 votes which spread across Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
To make things even more unfair, or more like undemocratic, investigative journalist Greg Palast noted that just Michigan alone had about 75,000 ballots that went uncounted.