The intent of the first amendment, and the rights of every American voter have been violated. If you voted for Hillary in a state whose electoral votes were given to Trump; your vote did not count; your Constitutional rights have been ignored.
The antiquated Electoral College should be repealed. It does not reflect the intentions of the majority of our nation’s people. If Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly three million votes, and is not our president, this is an egregious misrepresentation of the first and 14th amendments.
Our founding fathers disagreed about many things, but the right for each individual to cast their vote for the president was most important to all of them. Every vote should count, and “red and blue” states would no longer exist. This would eliminate some of the division within our nation.
Republicans won’t allow this to happen; they cannot win without the Electoral College. The election results of two out of three of our last presidents would have been different. Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000, and should have been our president, and now Hillary Clinton by a much greater margin.
I know that Trump supporters will call this “sour grapes;” it’s not. This is what the Constitution is all about; equal rights. Votes should mean something, and no man or woman should be president if they did not have a mandate from the majority of our people; Trump does not.
Besides, don’t you thing he had enough help with five-times more media coverage than all other candidates combined, from Vladimir Putin and their five year relationship, and the announcement by FBI Director James Comey regarding a reopening of the investigation into Hillary’s e-mail account just eleven days before the election?
A lawsuit has been filed in Colorado, claiming the 14th amendment rights are being violated by the Electoral College.
“The lawsuit filed by Colorado electors Polly Baca and Robert Nemonic charges that the ‘winner take all’ laws violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution by effectively making voters in smaller states worth more than than voters in highly populated states.”
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws (emphasis added).” 14th Amendment
What do you think? If you voted for Hillary in Iowa, or for Trump in California, did your vote count? The answer is a resounding “no.”
Please re-post; our Constitution must be respected.
By James Turnage
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