The popular vote is however not what counts.

Normally I don’t respond to people who use silly fake names, but the point seems like an important one to address:

The mechanism of the electoral college is written into the Constitution. To change it would require two-thirds of the House and Senate to propose an amendment, which would need to be ratified by three-quarters of the states. The issue hasn’t been ignored; political reality means that removing the electoral college is, for all intents and purposes, impossible.

That nearly 3 million more Americans voted against Mr. Trump, and that the conservative intelligence community has raised serious concerns about foreign intervention in the election, are facts. In other words, these are verifiable statements that can be — and have been — checked for credibility.

For ordinary Americans, the ones who aren’t “political junkies” or extreme partisans on either side, facts are still facts.

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