America is not a democracy. I know that may shock some people, including some one-world order president’s which we’ve had in the last 30 years. Democracy is the rule of the majority, irrespective of the law. Similar to what we have seen in the White House over the past ten years, might makes right—ignoring the laws that don’t suit the agenda because you can.
That’s not America’s constitutional form of government. The U.S. is a representative Republic. A Republic is governed by elected representatives according to the rule of law. This unique concept of American government is carried through to the Electoral College to ensure that all people are fairly and equally represented in the presidential election.
Our American form of government is actually derived from Exodus 18:21 where Jethro advised Moses:
“Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.”
There are 435 elected representatives in the House of Representatives. There are two senators per state, totaling 100. Likewise, there are 535 electors plus three for Washington, DC., in the Electoral College. As provided by Article 2 of the Constitution, Electors cannot be officeholders, and 29 states plus Washington D.C. require their electors to vote for the winner in their jurisdiction.
The Electoral College was established so that there would be fair representation of the states in the presidential election. Keeping the Electoral College is smart because population centers could control who becomes president. For example, New York and California could get together and control every election with the populations they have, but the Electoral College prevents that and ensures that the people in every state are represented.
It’s not fair or right to have immense blocks of the population have more of a say than those who live in less populated areas. The representation of the vote should be commensurate with representation in Congress. This is how a Republic ensures the rights of all of its citizens.
There have been five times in US history where a president has lost the popular vote, but won the presidency-John Quincy Adams in 1824; Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876; Benjamin Harrison in 1888; George W. Bush in 2000; and Donald J. Trump in 2016.
In this year’s election, it would appear that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by about a million votes, although media outlets are not reporting official results, as yet. The Electoral College prevents a candidate from running up the score in a specific area to win an election. It means that your vote counts whether it is in New York or Montana.
The Electoral College stands in the breech against anarchists and communists taking over the presidency by vote stacking in various states and big cities.
Have a blessed and powerful day!