America’s liberal democracy has existed for over two hundred years, and still uses a voting system developed for a bygone era. For a long time, this didn’t really seem to matter, as America consistently and wisely chose accredited leaders to run our country, from Woodrow Wilson and George Bush to Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama. But our most recent election has exposed a gaping flaw in our electoral system, which has allowed a racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic and transphobic bigot to rise to power due to an unusual voter turnout in America’s flyover states and counties.
Article Two of our long outdated constitution commissions an “Electoral College” consisting of state representatives, to elect our President. Rather than using a nation-wide popular vote, our current system allows sparsely populated hick states to elect a representative who’s vote counts just as much as a representative from a populous, diverse and forward thinking state like California or New York. This allows bigoted white-trash rednecks and country hillbillies to effectively vote many times over, while a progressive college student in Chicago, or a poor undocumented American in California sees his/her/xer vote cut in half.
Experts have calculated that Hillary won the popular vote and received more votes than any other Presidential candidate in history except Barrack Obama! Republicans continue to whine about election fraud, but the fact is the record voter turnout this year was for primarily for Hillary. This was evident by the large crowds at her events, the lack of protests against her during and after the election, the money she was able to raise, and the praise she received from the accredited media, which represents the will of the people. For the sake of Democracy, we simply have to amend the constitution to abolish the Electoral College, so that Hillary is rightfully elected President this January, and not Trump. The people have spoken, and they want Hillary. George Soros’ charitable organization moveon.org, has created a petition to abolish the electoral college, which has almost reached its goal of 550,000 signatures. I encourage all of you to sign this petition and make your voice heard – our democracy and the future of America depends on it.