Hillary Clinton supporters need to quit whining about the Electoral College

James E. Campbell :UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and the author of “Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America”.

Originally Published in MarketWatch : Dec 19, 2016

The Founding Fathers got it right, and California is proof

Hillary Clinton supporters are shellshocked as election results came in. Shocked and appalled by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, some supporters of Hillary Clinton have turned to minimizing and even delegitimizing Trump’s election. In an era of severe political polarization, in an election with two candidates seen from the outset in highly unfavorable terms, after the most brutal campaign in modern history, and with an outcome that astonished just about everyone, these reactions are understandable, but wrong.

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A Solution For the Trump Election Freak-out

Melanie Sturm.

Melanie Sturm lives in Aspen and writes for the Aspen Times. Her column also appears in the Steamboat Springs Pilot. Her website is  www.ThinkAgainUSA.com

You wouldn’t know it from the stock market’s record-breaking tear since Hillary Clinton snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, but the mood among Trump-averse Americans remains bleak.

Blinkered with rage and disbelief because Clinton won more votes than any other presidential candidate in US history (except Obama in 2008), the despondent blame her stunning upset on nefarious reasons such as “whitelash” bigotry, as CNN’s Van Jones fumed on election night, leading many to sever relations with friends and family.

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Who is Chris Suprun?

Bill Mottram, Colorado Conservative and Blog Admin

For those who do not recognize the name Chris Suprun has received notoriety as the only Republican Elector to openly state that he will not cast his Electoral College vote for Trump. This, despite being elected to represent the wishes of the majority of Texas voters who voted for president-elect Trump.

He presented his justification in a recent New York Times article where he expressed his opinion that president-elect Trump ”shows daily he is not qualified for the office”.

So who is Suprun and what qualifies him to make such a decision and betray those who elected him? What ethical or moral standing does he have to defy those who put their trust in him?

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