The modern Democratic Party is not a national party. This is made blatantly apparent by maps showing its population distribution by political parties among the states. In a per county representation, the land mass representing Republican counties overwhelms that for the rest of the country.
I came from Illinois, and its map by county shows that even though it has a Democratic majority, when viewed as an overall state, only the area near Chicago—arguably the crime capital of the United States—is predominantly Democratic.
Thank heaven for the Electoral College that prevents that citizenry which can not adequately govern itself from governing the nation as a whole.
The Electoral College is a process that the Founding Fathers established in the United States constitution as a compromise between election of the president by a vote in Congress and election of the president by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
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The Electoral College consists of the collection of one elector selected from the number of a state’s House of Representatives plus two for its two senators. The 23rd Amendment provides for allocation of three electors for the District of Columbia. Fortunately, the Electoral College procedure affords some protection from the mob rule that could otherwise control the election of presidents.
This is somewhat defeated because most states have a “winner take all” system that awards all of their electors to the candidate who wins the most votes in their states.
George H. Edwards, Surfside Beach