Thomas Gallatin / December 20, 2016

Trump Wins, Again

Electors secure the will of the American people.

The Electoral College members cast their votes yesterday, securing Donald Trump as the next and 45th President of the U.S. In spite of all the efforts by some Democrats, the Leftmedia and a small contingent of the so called “Hamilton Electors” to convince the electors to vote against the will of the people, there was little drama. Ironically, it was Hillary Clinton who ended up with more faithless electors voting against her than did Trump.

Interestingly, the Left’s attempt to sow seeds of doubt regarding the legitimacy of Trump’s victory has only proved to further establish its validity. For example, Jill Stein’s ridiculous demand for recounts in the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin resulted in Trump gaining votes. Then there is the ploy suggesting that, because Hillary won the popular vote, Trump’s victory should be viewed as artificial. To that line of reasoning the best response is the Constitution and Rule of Law, which helped prove to yet another generation of Americans the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in crafting a system that preserves states’ rights and limits the power of a centralized federal government.

A final item to note is the fact that neither candidate received a majority of the popular vote; Clinton received 48% to Trump’s 46%. Which means even if U.S. presidential elections were decided by the popular vote, neither candidate would have received a majority, furthering the complaint expressed by the Left that a minority of Americans has decided for the majority. In other words, it would not have resolved their supposed problem. The good news is that there is little the Left can do now but whine and complain. Trump is President-elect.

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