Quips, quotes, queries, qualms and quarrels regarding American politics, politicians, foreign policy and public accountability with particular attention to Drumpfen-putz Administration, the Drumpf Crime Family and the Mueller investigation.
Drumpf won the US
presidency with less than 50% of the vote - 46%, actually, which amounted to 62,985,105
votes. Yet, despite having less than 50%, he won the election.
Yes, we're picking that old scab again - for a purpose.
Truth be told, HRC won less than 50% of the votes cast as well; 48% or 65,853,625 votes. HRC garnered nearly 3
million more votes than Drumpf, yet lost.
... old news, water over the dam, under the bridge and time marches on...
The discussion regarding the effect of Russian interference has
included whether or not Russian interference swayed voters either to vote for
Drumpf or to stay home and protest the perceived lack of proper choice. After all, 48% of the electorate did not vote
at all in the presidential contest; 94,977,814 sat on the sidelines in disgust,
disaffection or simple apathy.7,804,213
other voters chose to protest by voting for Stein or other candidates.
However, it was not the popular vote that decided the election in Drumpf's
favor, as is well known.The election was
decided by the Electoral College - that mystifying cabal of 'super-delegates'
who, in spite of the popular vote, awarded the presidency to Drumpf.
It was a deep distrust of democracy amongst the more conservative Founding
Fathers that spurred the creation of the Electoral College.The Electors, it was determined, would serve
to off-set and over-ride a misguided general voting population should a
populist demagogue and possible tyrant be chosen.
In 2016, the Electoral College, counter to its raison d'être, chose to
adjudge the election in favor of the populist demagogue, Drumpf.
To the point...
It would be interesting to know if Mueller and his investigative team are
examining the effect of Russian interference on the members of the Electoral College.
That was where the election was won and lost. How the Russian interference
might have influenced the woeful 25% of American voters to choose Drumpf as
POTUS is of less importance. The more germane
'Did Russian propaganda and interference influence members of the Electoral College?'