COMMENTARY

Toppling Trump from power

Formula to dethrone the phony king

By JARRETTE FELLOWS, JR.

Overcoming Donald Trump on Nov. 3 has much to do with faith and confidence. That is a given. But this will require more than mere faith, which must infuse with scientific political strategy to light the victory torch. The Electoral College is central to this.

 

Those who think my thrust is “mere bravado and overconfidence” haven't understood me at all. I may exude much faith brimming with confidence, even "dispensing wolf tickets," but I have keen understanding how a POTUS is elected under the Electoral College system. I spent a lot of time studying it after a university political science professor enlightened my understanding. Consider: 

 

At this moment, the average voter thinks victory hinges on the popular vote getter, having no understanding of the Electoral College and "electors" assigned to states based on their overall population.

   

The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the president. A state's entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators.

 

Trump won more electors than Hillary Clinton in 2016 because he amassed EC votes from a state majority, many whose electors totaled less than 10 votes; most 1-3 votes. But those sparsely populated state totals added up.

 

The Democratic Party should spend some money to properly educate the electorate. I'm going to keep publishing this information to my audience at the Herald and on social media until they understand. That's all I can do. I can only hope others will add their voices and reach their circles of influence.

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