The New York Times is now estimating the final count will be:
Hillary 63,400,000 votes
Trump 61,200,000 votes
Meaning the loser got 2,200,000 more votes than the winner. Or four and a half times more votes than Gore had over Bush. It’s also more than the winning margins of 1960, 1968, and 1976. As a percentage, it’s very close to Bush’s winning margin over Kerry in 2004. You have to go all the way back to 1876 to find an election where the electoral college vote so distorted the actual popular vote result, and at the time that outcome was widely considered a travesty.
In percentages, I estimate:
That’s democracy to me.
Donald Trump is president–there’s is nothing we can do about that, it’s a constitutional done deal–but his win is at best a fluke, and about as far from the result intended by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison as one can imagine. He may have the most votes in the electoral college, but he has no mandate. America has not spoken.
It would be hard to imagine a greater slap in the face to the Founding Fathers of this republic than the inverted “election” of Donald J Trump. The constitution betrayed we the people of the United States on this one.