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Trump’s Sudden Change of Opinion On the Electoral College

Trump’s Sudden Change of Opinion On the Electoral College

Kessler, G. (November 15, 2016). Trump’s flip-flop on the electoral college: From a ‘disaster’ to ‘genius.’ Retrieved from

This article analyzes President Trump’s sudden change of opinion on the Electoral College because during the 2012 Presidential elections, his position was that it is a ‘disaster’ to democracy, yet in 2016, it is a ‘genius.’ The year 2012 hinted that, “Mitt Romney could win the popular vote but lose the electoral college.” The interesting part of this was that all the tweets which were sent in 2012 were deleted because he was proved wrong. “He [Obama] lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!” was a tweet missing, but others were available. After winning the election, he sent out a tweet saying, “The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!” his thoughts on losing the popular vote and winning the Electoral College came to haunt him because his position was that, it was a “disaster for a democracy,” yet he won the same way.

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