Why Trump Banks on the Electoral College to Win Again
By: The Hutchinson Report
President Trump is President because of the Electoral College. He banks heavily on the Electoral College reelecting him in November 2020. Why do Trump and other past Presidents see the Electoral College as their passport to the White House? In his forthcoming, What's Right and Wrong with the Electoral College (Middle Passage Press and Amazon ebooks), Earl Ofari Hutchinson, noted political analyst and lecturer at West Los Angeles College Extension on the Electoral College and governmental affairs, tells why the Electoral College will again be the hottest issue in the upcoming 2020 Presidential election. With an anticipated spring U. S. Supreme Court decision on who the Electoral College members are required to cast their votes for, the Electoral College will be cast even more front and center in the media and public spotlight.
"The notion that a presidential candidate can win the presidency while being badly outvoted has stumped, perplexed, confounded, and enraged millions of Americans. At the same time, it has thoroughly befuddled many foreign observers of the American presidential system. The election of a President with a minority of votes in a nation that incessantly preaches and professes to adhere to the virtues of democracy stunningly defies the universal notion that the candidate who gets the most votes wins the office."
In his timely and in-depth look at the Electoral College, Hutchinson reveals many little-known facts about the evolution, debate and controversy over its existence. That debate raged from the very start among the Founding Fathers:
"However, there was a clear method to this seeming electoral madness. James Madison, and a handful of the other Founding Fathers who vigorously backed the idea of electors, not the voters, electing the President, knew exactly what they were doing. He, and some of the other electoral method champions, were slaveholders and were deeply conscious of the potential dominance of the big, populous, rapidly industrializing northern states."
Hutchinson is an author and political commentator and has guested on CNN, MSNBC, KABC-TV Los Angeles, among others. He is the weekly cohost of the Al Sharpton Syndicated Radio Show on Radio One Network and hosts his own weekly radio show The Hutchinson report on the Pacifica Radio Network. He is available to talk about the history of the Electoral College, it's evolution to the present and why it has become one of the most controversial – yet enigmatic -- features of recent presidential elections.