From [HERE] A majority of American voters favor delaying the Electoral College vote scheduled for Monday until electors can be fully briefed on Russian interference in the election, according to a new poll conducted by YouGov. The survey, sponsored by the progressive advocacy group Avaaz, found 52 percent of people supportive of stalling the vote. [MORE] Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, collecting 2.8 million more votes than Donald Trump. Her margin of victory was more than five times larger than Al Gore’s, the last candidate to win the popular vote and lose the Electoral College. [MORE]
Electionomist Greg Palast explains that before the Electoral College votes, they should know the following:
Michigan officials declared in late November that Trump won the state's count by 10,704 votes. Yet a record 75,355 ballots were not counted. The uncounted ballots came mostly from Detroit and Flint, majority-Black cities that vote Democratic. The votes went uncounted because Blacks in Detroit and Flint voted on old, broken down voting machines. An astonishing 87 machines broke down in Detroit, responsible for counting tens of thousands of ballots. Many more were simply faulty and uncalibrated.
Detroit is bankrupt, so every expenditure must be approved by "emergency" white GOP overlords appointed by the Republican governor. Budget cuts in Flint also required the city to turn to these GOP overlords. The GOP operatives refused the city's pre-election pleas to fix and replace the busted machines. [MORE] In other words, the GOP planned on thousands of Black votes never being counted from these deficient machines.
At any rate, the so-called American "democracy" is not concerned with what the majority wants (as w/ Trump, where the unpopular vote has "won") and is not concerned with individuals having more than symbolic, token participation in it. As explained in FUNKTIONARY, "elections provide the comforting illusion of "democracy" where none exists." [MORE]
Always endeavoring to undeceive, Dr. Blynd offers the following:
Electoral College - a scheme devised by the Framers of the Constitution designed to give discretionary power to the elected delegates and deny the people (the masses) direct choice of the so-called President (Article II, § 1). 2) a meaningless Madisonian holdover from the 18th century that allows the unpopular vote, on constitutional grounds (not on notionally democratic standards) to still steal an election. The Electoral College is a flagrant violation (a complete affront) to any notion of the principle of one person—one vote. The Electoral College allows insignificant minorities to veto popular will in order to uphold or the status quo. The Electoral College (the charade of the political parade) is as insoluble as what we imagine true democracy to be achievable. Direct and unencumbered self-government is unattainable in the current system (existing framework) of American style so-called "government." 3) an aristocratic junta. 4) a school for shoulder-clapping limaceous idiots, glad-handing lucripetous misfits, the mentally-challenged and naive, and for those who can't or do not know how to count votes that are "casted" but never seem to be "netted" (counted)—as you 're the catch of election day. You graduate from the Electoral College when you have demonstrated to the Board of Regents your ability and willingness to help maintain the sciolism of the status-ho and nimiety of the status quo by ensuring unequal playing fields, upholding continued disenfranchisement through rigged electionomics, dysfunctional or tamper-persistent voting machines, and unequal prophylactic protection under the law. November fourth has been hereby designated as Election Fool's Day. Mock the Vote! Whether elephant or jackass, the same bullshit will always come to pass. All souls to the polls—as poll-workers are always enjoyed as much as they are needed to add extras to the stage of democracy inaction. Who is your favorite political action figure hero or heroine? (See: Constitution for the United States, Pollworkers, Voting, Popular Sovereignty, Constitution, Intra-Political, The Do-Gooders, VOTERS, Americanism, Planarchy, Ho-Reps, Kakistocracy, Jawboning, Democracy & Secret Ballots) Electoral politics - a polylogue of agreed-upon illusions and false (deflectionary) issues. (See: Politicking & Pathocracy) electorate - the democratically hoodwinked. 2) the every four year scam-a-thon. (See: Voting & VoteScam)