The Electoral College Has Evolved As A White Power Gerrymandering System

The Electoral College was never designed to favor any particular race but by an accident of racial distribution within the geography of America that is how things currently stand.

Theoretically the Electoral College was meant to curb populist excess. Ironically, however, it overrode, by more than two million votes, a popular vote to deliver a populist candidate to the presidency. It turned out for the White Republican Party that demographics were not its undoing destiny; geography is, at least for the time being, destiny.

With minorities concentrated on the east and west coasts, Whites control the vast interior of the country and thus a kind of natural racial gerrymandering system has evolved for any politician eager to exploit that accident of geographical fate.

As it seemed certain that the old White power structure was about to be engulfed in a tsunami of ethic and racial minorities, a relic of the eighteen century has given it new life. In other words a system of election meant to curb democratic excess has been turned against itself to usher into power a very undemocratic minority, a kind of accidental aspartate nation has emerged in 2016 — Trump World.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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