Welcome to the next installment in support of the Electoral College. And in the spirit of this endeavor, here’s one of my favorite quotes: “We write to make the voices stop.” Peter David Besides, no one reads this anyway, which perplexes me… but… well, what else do I have to do right now?


What if the Electoral College voted against Trump?

Would it really be all that bad?

Actually, probably not. Because… We out-number them.

The fact is that, at the least, roughly 4 out of 5 (81%) of Americans, over the age of 18… did not actively choose him as our president.

The Electoral College, though unprecedented, has the opportunity to reset this error in the system. The system was set up to protect minority populations from oppression… how could the forefathers have foreseen that Hate would be the only minority population left to us in 2016?

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Here’s the math:

Unofficially, based on my calculations, that number stands at less than 20% of the population. 4 out of 5 people you see on the street did not vote for Trump. The actual number? Less than 43.7 million people would even be at risk of being upset by such an upset.

If you think that sounds like a lot… hold that thought until you read the remainder of this blog post.

This is how I got the numbers… but remember, this is a conservative estimate, and I err on the side of OVER-estimations on the side of Trump supporters. There are more factors that could be considered, however, adding them would only reduce the number, and we have to account for those that may still side with Trump regardless of whether they voted…

In order to determine the repercussions of such an unprecedented upset, never before seen in U.S. History… I visited our friends at the U.S. Census Bureau (https://www.census.gov/ ).

U.S. Census Bureau Estimates through 2015 are:

U.S. Population = 316.5 million people (316,515,021)
 18 and over = 242.8 million people (242,831,196)
 Registered voters = 222.4 million people (222,464,708)

Now, per previous reports, Mr. Trump only drew 25% of the vote and Clinton drawing 28% of the vote from all registered voters (actual votes are 48% for Clinton to Trump’s 46%, with the remaining percentages going to third-party candidates).

Clinton’s voting pool, from all registered voters, was at 28% and climbing as the recounts continue. That means that the estimated number of voters, by candidate were:

 28% of registered voters = 62.3 million people (62,290,118)
 25% of registered voters = 55.6 million people (55,616,177)

If we assume that alt-righters are all white… we can agree on that, right?

And we know that about 73.6% of the U.S. Population is white.

With 227 million people (227,019,486) in the U.S. over the age of 18. That number can be further broken down:

  • Of voting age AND white = 174.9 million people (174,969,717), however, 73.6% of the number of registered voters (222.4 million) means there are 163.7 million possible alt-right voters. Of course, these are all estimates.
  • 25% of those aforementioned possible alt-right voters that voted for Trump = 43.7 million people (43,742,429)

U.S. Population 18 and over = 242.8 million people (242,831,196)
Devout Trump Supporters (at most) = 43.7 million people

Yes. We out-number them.

The fact is that, at the least, roughly 4 out of 5 (81%) of Americans, over the age of 18… did not actively choose him as our president.

If you start to factor in how many of those 43.7 million can’t possibly be alt-right, then that number will likely shrink like Mr. Trump’s ego, should the Electoral College exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizen voters to go with the popular vote, regardless of their party affiliations.


RESOURCES:
https://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/GOVLIST.PDF
https://census.gov
http://state.1keydata.com/state-electoral-votes.php