A brief examination of the Red States 2016

According to the results posted on Politico (as of December 11, 2016), it turns out that the red states are not as red as they seem.

Let us take a moment to look at the POPULAR VOTE in the states for whom all the electoral college votes went to Donald J. Trump (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee,Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming), ignoring any state that went to Democrats or had a split of their electoral votes (there was one, Maine).

Hillary Clinton wins the election by an extraordinary landslide.  20,304,480 not to put too fine a point on it.  That’s a few more people than currently live in Romania (*according to worldometers.info).  Hillary Clinton won 60,499,165 votes to Donald J. Trump’s 40,194,685 (for those interested there were 3,412,468 votes cast for “other” candidates).  And for those of you that are more visually oriented.  Here’s what that looks like in a pie chart.

Please tell me again how the current political system helps to give a voice to the voters in those “lesser populated” states?

Can we stop fighting over the historical intent of our founding fathers and start having a real conversation about how to make America great again with election reform so WE THE PEOPLE can take back our country from BIG BUSINESS and the other wolves in sheep’s clothing seeking political power at all cost?

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