Does the Electoral College have a remedial math class? Because not voting for Clinton will not deduct one point from President Trump's 306 Electoral College votes he won by taking 30 states and a congressional district in Maine.
Garra told the press:
“I’m only 19 and this is my first time being involved in politics, but I hope that my willingness to put my country before my party will show that my generation cares about all Americans.”Wouldn't military service do more for the country?
I mean, like most people who do not live in California, I voted for President Trump over Hillary, so I should applaud Garra's move, but I do not because it makes no damned sense.
By putting logic and reason before emotion, I show that my generation worries about Garra's.
Garra is the third Washington state elector to announce an intention not to vote for Hillary. I sense that they are the Electoral College's equivalent of womyn's studies majors.
The three are part of a group of a dozen electors pledged to Hillary who plan to break ranks to join any Republican electors who want to defect to a third candidate. They call themselves Hamilton electors. Apparently they have seen the musical and believe he was a black man.
“Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury, once wrote the Electoral College is necessary to ensure 'the office of the President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications',” the Olympian reported.
Well fine. Hamilton also said, "If circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."
You may wonder if any of these sudden scholars of Alexander Hamilton agree with that.
By the way, those are not just words from Hamilton. He actually did that. He took up arms to overthrow the government in defense of the rights of citizens in the American Revolution.
He was not 19.
He was 18.
At 19, Hamilton was captain of an artillery company,
Not some hipster-wannabe holding a press conference.
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