Well it’s been a few weeks since the election of our 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, and there are still those interested in pursuing a recount of votes – like Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party.
While it is true that Hilary Clinton does now lead in the popular vote by 2,357,260 votes with the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania still busy recounting votes, Donald Trump is way ahead in the electoral college by a whopping 104 electoral votes.
We all know that the electoral college is the vote that really counts in electing the President as was set up by the Founding Fathers of America under article 2, section 1 of the United States Constitution. There are a total of 538 electors which are based upon the number of members of congress per state. The exception is the District of Columbia which has the number of electors of the smallest state which is currently 3. Two-hundred seventy electoral votes are needed to elect the President, or which Donald Trump has 306 already. Some argue that the electoral college is not a fair system and should be eradicated. My argument to that insane comment is that there would be no fair balance between the smaller states and larger states in voting for the President if it was abolished.
When I was going to elementary school, there is something we did every single day of school before we would start our day. We would stand up beside our desks, place our right hand over our hearts, face the United States flag of America positioned in the corner of the room, and boldly say these words.
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Hilary Clinton has already conceded, and it looks as if she does not, and will never have enough electoral votes to win the election, in spite of her lead in the popular vote. Nothing will change the outcome of Donald J. Trump officially becoming our 45th President of the United States in January 2017.
No matter how much we protest in the streets or pout, or want to move to another country, nothing will change the outcome. Division gets us nowhere as a country. We as Americans need to unite behind our flag and President and move forward as a nation of one now. We have much to accomplish to make our country even better than it is now!