Haven’t we learned anything from the 2000 presidential election, when Al Gore with the most popular votes lost to George W. Bush, who “won” electoral votes due to a messy Florida count, and SCOTUS intervention.
We have suffered through the results of that mistake, with predictable and preventable 9/11, unnecessary wars, unsettled Mid-East issues, and tanking of the economy, just to mention some of the misery that could have been avoided if the person with the most votes had won.
And now we’re doing it again! Unless something sensible is done with the electoral votes on December 19, the candidate with the most popular votes will lose to a far less qualified, and very risky, candidate, who is already way down the path to making “America Hate Again”!
With Internet, TV, radio and newspapers covering everything across the land, the electoral vote system has long since outlived its usefulness and recently only resulted in putting the lesser qualified candidate in the most important and powerful office of the world.
Four years under Trump will only set us back further, while there is still work to be done to fix ‘W”s mistakes.
Haven’t we learned anything?