12 November 2016

#NotMyPresident Protest & Electoral Mirage In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that the electoral college system was a 'disaster for a democracy.' 10NOV16

I do not approve of the violence and property destruction committed by an extremely small minority at the #NotMyPresident protest around the country. BUT after reading drumpf's/trump's twitter storm after Obama defeated romney I am now in favor of the non-violent protest and have signed the petition calling on the Electoral College to honor the popular vote and to cast their votes to declare Clinton-Kaine the victor and Hillary Clinton the 45th President of The United States. Click here to sign the petition. The below from +PolitiFact+ABC News and +The Inquisitr 

CLAIM: Trump blasted the electoral college in 2012.
ORIGIN:After the results of the 8 November 2016 made it clear Republican candidate Donald Trump had become president-elect of the United States, many disappointed citizens criticized the American electoral college system for selecting presidents that does not guarantee victory to the candidate who receives the most votes. Trump's rival, Hillary Clinton, narrowly won the popular vote count but lost the race under the electoral college system.
It is an ironic twist then that in 2012, when Republican candidate Mitt Romney lost to President Barack Obama, Trump lashed out about the electoral college system, even though Obama had won both the popular vote and the electoral college totals:

The electoral college system last sparked similar controversy in 2000, when George W. Bush was elected president without winning the popular vote.

Donald Trump's 2012 Election Tweetstorm Resurfaces as Popular and Electoral Vote Appear Divided

While Democrats are likely the party perturbed by the process this year, it was Trump, supporting Republican Mitt Romney in 2012, who challenged the viability of the practice by which the president is chosen.
“The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy,” wrote Trump as part of a tweetstorm on election night 2012.
“We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!”
“Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.”
“This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!”
“Our country is now in serious and unprecedented never before.”
“Our nation is a once great nation divided!”
In additional tweets since deleted, Trump asks why Romney should lose if he received a greater number of votes. Upon the final tally, President Barack Obama defeated Romney in both the popular vote and electoral college.
“He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!” said Trump in one deleted tweet, and “More votes equals a loss … revolution!” in another.
Donald Trump himself has never been a fan of the electoral college. When he thought Mitt Romney won the popular vote in 2012 but did not win the election, he called the electoral college “phony” and a “disaster” and called on America to protest the results.