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I question the #USA way of #election #USElection2016

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A system that give win away

A indirect democracy

The White House. Source:

The White House. Source:


The US election system works like this:

The people in each state votes for their candidate.
The votes harvested in each state are added to the electors in each state for each candidate.
The 538 electors proportionally spaced approximately after every federal state population.
When the election is done in one state it is the electors job to vote for whom to win the election to be president.
After the election, each state, as promptly as possible, prepare the seven so-called Certificates of ascertainment. These contain the names of the selected electoral college, the number of received votes and the names of all other elector candidates.
Those of the people elected to be the electors meet in each state capital to cast their votes, a vote for the election of the president and one for the election of vice president. The practice is that the electors vote for their candidate – some states even have laws compelling – but it is possible to vote differently.
Electoral votes (not the citizens real votes) are counted before the US Congress. The Vice-President, acting as President of the Senate, announces the official result.
America’s next president and vice president sworn in by the Chief Justice in a grand ceremony outside the Congress building in Washington.

 Electors are persons, not digits, and that means they can put their own preferences to work when doing their job, that is how it can happen, regardless of the peoples real votes. And some states are known to be sided with special political parties, which can make a person from the “wrong” party in the state to lose electoral votes, that is also a reality.

In the elections got Trump 306 electors, against Hillary Clinton’s 232. (

According to The Aftonbladet Newspaper the 9. of November 2016 Hillary Clinton got 59 036 741 actual votes, and Donald Trump got 58 914 866 actual votes.

Update 11. November 2016 Aftenposten say:
“Friday morning  CNN wrote Clinton have gotten 60.458.647 votes against Trumps 60.068.599 – differense over 390.000 votes. It gives Clinton 47,7 procent of the votes against Trump’s 47,4.”Aftenposten

Update 15 November 2016:
“Hillary Clinton lead with 650 000 votes over Trump.”Dagbladet

15 November 2016 Clinton leads Trump in the popular vote, 61,694,263 to 60,961,967 and has surpassed 1 million in her popular vote margin over President-elect Donald Trump, according to a Tuesday tally from the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

1 December 2016 “Hillary Clinton now leads over Donald Trump by more than 2.5 million votes, giving the Democratic candidate a 2 percent lead over the president-elect.” The Daily Dot

And they are still counting.

What this really means
Even though in this case Hillary Clinton got more actual citizen’s votes than Donald Trump the voters actual votes is put to side on the benefit of getting electors to vote for the candidates. In reality this means that many citizens votes are put to side and discarded.

Logically Hillary should have won since she got more real votes. If you play cards and get a higher score you win.


But since US uses a system where it is winning of electors in the different states is what makes a person win, not actual votes,  it does not really matter how many actual votes / actual high scores in total you got. To win one must win in the states that have the most electors and get the most electors totally.

For me this is a system that is out of line. This elector system is like if you have two persons running against eachother on a straight track at a stadion. Number one wins over the other with 52 seconds, it is clocked and stated, but the other person who actually had the worse time wins because he ran on the track to the left (state) and not to the right (state). How strange is that?

The people actually wanted Hillary for president, she got the most real actual votes in total, but Trump won only because he ran on a different track giving him more advantage, not because he had more actual votes.

This makes democracy in US a stealing of votes. How is it possible that a actual vote winner loses the election? I would be seriously angry if I would find my vote discarded because it was casted in the wrong area / state and not regarded when the wins are counted. It is like throwing it away.

It should really be the actual votes that makes the winner.


Author: Annelie

I like canoeing, photographing, friends, movies, food, humor, and going on trips. I dislike rudeness, dishonesty, violence, nastyness, and people not caring for others. I do not drink much, I do not smoke and I do not do drugs. I love friends who are kind to me and stick with me. If you want to give me a gift, the best gift is to stop smoking and stop using fragranced products. Then you give me health and that dear friend, is the best gift a person can get. It is a gift of love. I got asthma and I am hearing disabled.

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