Why We Have the Electoral College

There are 3,141 counties in the United States .
– Trump won 3,084 of them.
– Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State .
– Trump won 46 of them.
– Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan , Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. ( Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond )
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.  The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago , LA , etc.) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.
Nor should California, which gave Clinton a 2 million vote majority,  speak for the rest of our country, and where the likes
of Boxer, Feinstein and Pelosi represent the state in the US Congress.  Please, California, secede.


Wes Cooper

Cave Creek