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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