Keep this simple set of facts in mind when the subject of the strength of the Democratic Party base comes up.
And keep a constant visual of this map in your head when the subject of the power of the media comes up.
There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
Now look at New York State
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16
Clinton won the NY state popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received over 2 million more votes than Trump, which means Trump won all the rest of New York State by half a million votes. (Clinton only won 4 of those counties; Trump won Richmond).
Therefore these 4 counties alone more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
Those 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) DO NOT and SHOULD NOT be allowed speak for the rest of our country!
To that end, In their infinite wisdom, the United States’ Founders created the Electoral College to ensure ALL the states were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
(This “319 Square Mile” analysis is now all over the internet, but I can find no original attribution. A friend sent it to me via email, and I first posted it at UnifiedPatriots.com April 21.
(It is, of course, about the Electoral College, not the Media.
(But it guides us toward considering the larger political question as envisioned by the Democrats and the Left in pursuing their ultimate political objective, that One Ring that rules them all?.
(And what are their principal tools?)
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