Trump v Clinton Race Revisited
The shock loss by Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump on November 8, 2016, now dubbed US presidential-elect is still sending shock waves across America and worldwide. There have been street protest in a number of American cities. NBC News has done an analysis of the recount so far … it is not complete.
Two Million Vote Lead
Reports that a recount of votes show that Hillary leads Trump in the popular vote of over two million and possibly counting leaves a number of questions to be answered.
Of course the presidency is won through the Electoral College route. However, is the electoral college system broken in the USA? Is it in need of reform? It appears strange that you can lead a victor by over 2 million votes and still lose the election. The attached link gives the breakdown.
I have no recommendation as to how to fix the apparent broken electoral system. From the Al Gore/George W. Bush shad fiasco, a number of questions have been asked..
If their election system is not broken then we ask the question: What diffenciates the US electoral system from the first past the post system that exist in most Democratic countries. In fact, in Jamaica, for example it is still possible to get the popular vote and still lose the election.
The Jamaican system has the winner of the most seat/count or seats won winning the election.
This means you could also get the most or popular vote and still lose the election as your seat count is less than the winner.
Benefits Of The American System
The winner must win in all regions across the country/states to get enough points to win the electoral college points with a minimum amount of 270. There are 538 possible electoral college votes available.
Let us hear from you if you have any recommendations as to how the American system can be reformed.
Is the American system broken? As usual the verdict is your.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior international Correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper Canada.