“Hillary won the popular vote!”
No, she didn’t. She “won” a sideshow no one was even aiming for. And you are an embarrassment for thinking she is “the people’s choice” because of it.
Here’s the deal: She only received more votes in a contest where receiving more votes was mutually agreed to be irrelevant. Labeling this meaningless sideshow the “popular vote” is merely for entertainment. Stop acting like it’s speaking volumes.
If this election were indeed decided by the popular vote, Donald Trump definitely would’ve changed his campaign strategy from Day One. It is delusional to pronounce now with any presumed certainty that Hillary would’ve still won the popular vote when the popular vote actually matters.
Attempting to move the goal post after the contest has already concluded is the very definition of a sore loser. And within the context of a presidential election?
The attempt is simply anti-democracy.
To put it differently, would you try to change the outcome of a football game from points scored to how loud the fans cheered, after you lost on points but got more screaming fans? For your sake, I hope not.
The Electoral College system (EC) is here for a reason. Whether you disagree with that reason or are simply ignorant about it is your prerogative. It does not change the fact that every single one of us, including you, took part in this election with the understanding that victory is based on electoral votes and not the popular vote.
Of course, if you honestly didn’t know that the EC was the ultimate gate keeper, then you really have no one else but yourself to blame. The only person you are a victim to is you and your ignorance.
So, do yourself a favor and stop championing this “Hillary won the popular vote” nonsense. If you don’t find the EC to be your cup of tea, try to have it removed going forward. Please do. This is what democracy is about. But to renege on the rules you agreed on post facto is simply pathetic.