The Daily 22/11/16;
During a conversation about the USA election results with one of my oldest friends, she said the following:
“That’s why people are so taken aback this time. It’s like in the wizard of Oz when the curtain is pulled down and blamo there is man controlling it all” -Melanie Bell
What an apt description.
We were talking about the difference between vote results vs the popular vote. I had always assumed that in democracy, majority rules. In the USA it seems this is totally not the case. Here is a great video she sent me when I asked for an explanation on the system:
This really raised more questions after I viewed it. Like, why on earth is this system still in place? Or, as Gloria would say, WHAT THE HEEHAW