The Victor Comes Out Swinging

The electoral map is overwhelming

Trump electoral landslide
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By Kevin Roeten:

Kevin Roeten

The electoral map is overwhelming, and proves that President Trump won by a landslide

Trump’s landslide in the election was winning 2,623 to 489 counties in the US. But now, after the election is over,  popular-vote fans say nation should abandon the Electoral College.

Shockingly, Clinton won California by 4.2 million votes and New York by 1.6 million But across 48 of the 50 states, Trump was the victor by about 3 million votes in the popular vote. Including New York, he was the popular vote winner by more than a million votes. Trump won 306 electoral votes on election night, and ended up with 304 after two, influenced by a “coup” attempt trying to prevent him from taking office, voted against the wishes of their states’ voters. Hillary ended up with 227 electoral votes, having lost five faithless electors of the 232 she won on election night.

The constitutional reality is that the nation’s founders set up a system where there would be a popular vote, but the actual decision is made by 538 members of the Electoral College, with one designated for each congressional district or U.S. Senate seat in Congress. In many states they are legally obligated to vote the way their state’s voters do. The Electoral College was set up to assure a handful of population centers across the country cannot control the presidency. That’s well illustrated by the 2016 results, where Trump won huge swaths of America, but still came up short in the popular vote because of the results, namely, in one state, California.

The Electoral College addresses that because the minimum number of states a candidate must win, and these include the large population centers, to win the presidency, is 12 states. Under a minimalist approach to the Electoral College, a candidate must win at least California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey and any other state with at least 10 votes. Trump won 8 of 10 of those states. Vice President Mike Pence put it in another perspective, revealing that Trump won 30 out of 50 states, and 2,623 counties, to Clinton’s 20 states or 489 counties.

The left-leaning Politifact admitted Pence’s statement was that the biggest part of America won in an election since Ronald Reagan, was rated as “true.” It revealed Trump, “receives credit from electoral specialists for expanding the Republican footprint, notably in places that had previously backed Barack Obama,” confirming Trump won 220 counties who voted for Obama in 2012. The 2016 results really reveal that America has become two different nations: far left metropolitan and urban areas and much more conservative regions of small cities, towns and rural areas.

The impact with this electoral map is overwhelming. Check out how the blue states reveals how, by the state, voters went for Donald Trump.

Check out the same results with the party preference by county.

In the Daily Mail, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pointed out “liberals who insisted Trump’s victory is illegitimate because more Americans voted for Clinton” are simply wrong. “This is football season. A team can have more yards and lose the game. What matters is how many points you put on the board. The Electoral College is the points,” he said. “Trump actually carried – in the 49 states outside of California, he had a 1.2 million vote majority,” he said.

This is one of the most crushing defeats of the Liberal Party.

In the Truthfeed blog was the comment: “There are rules to the contest, and Trump won fair and square. The rest is just noise and sore loser whining.”  Now, Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, wants to abolish the Electoral College.

The bottom line, “More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history.”

A cadre of critics of newly inaugurated President Donald Trump on Friday condemned his speech in Nazi terms, calling it “Hitlerian.”

Chris Matthews

WND Managing Editor David Kupelian pointed out weeks ago multiple Washington Post writers had adopted the description.

A cadre of critics of newly inaugurated President Donald Trump on Friday condemned his speech in Nazi terms, calling it “Hitlerian.”

But the overreach wasn’t even a new attack, as WND Managing Editor David Kupelian pointed out weeks ago multiple Washington Post writers had adopted the description.

The Daily Beast reported MSNBC host Chris Matthews said: “It was not just the racial – I shouldn’t say racial, I should say Hitlerian – background to it.

Never, in American politics has so many Americans condemned, rioted, and marched to recind a completely legal election! Even though only a minority displayed overt emotions—as in over 60 Democrats skipping the transition of Obama to Trump in the celebratory ceremonies—these Democrats did more dividing of the nation in one day, than in the history of the Republic.


Kevin Roeten can be reached at roetenks@CHARTER.NET.

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CHO's science editor Kevin Roeten is a former Chemical Engineer. He enjoys riding the third rail of journalism: politics and religion. As an orthodox Catholic, Roeten appreciates the juxtaposition of the two supposedly incompatible subjects.   Kevin is a Guest Columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times, and the Independent (Ohio), and writes for numerous blogs (Nolan Chart, Allvoices) and newspapers, including USA Today.   A collaborator in the book Americans on Politics, Policy, and Pop Culture (Jason Wright and Aaron Lee), he is also an amateur astronomer, and delves into scientific topics.   Kevin Roeten can be reached at