Again, Trump Challenges Clinton; Decries US Electoral College SystemU.S./Canada, World News Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite attaining victory through the system, US President-elect, Mr. Donald Trump has decried ‘’Electoral College’’ and declared he aligns with a simple vote.
Mr. Trump claimed he could have won the popular vote against his rival, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, if he had campaigned differently.
Speaking during an interview Sunday, Mr. Trump said with one State left to count, Mrs. Clinton has nearly a million more votes than him, but lost last week’s election due to the Electoral College system.
The President-elect contended that the Electoral College system was unfair, therefore, preferred a simple vote.
“I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily” the president-elect said on Twitter.
Mr Trump complained about the Electoral College system, in which each state is worth a different number of votes, insisting he preferred the popular vote method.
He added he has “respect” for the Electoral College system, yet, would would rather see it ‘’where you went with simple votes”.
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