Kornacki: Trump Could Once Again Win By Pulling Electoral College, Losing Vote | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Kornacki: Trump Could Once Again Win By Pulling Electoral College, Losing Vote | MTP Daily | MSNBC 1

 

"If you think winning the popular vote, losing the Electoral College for the third time in two decades would drive Democrats nuts you could come up with even wilder scenarios," Steve Kornacki says.
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Kornacki: Trump Could Once Again Win By Pulling Electoral College, Losing Vote | MTP Daily | MSNBC

39 Comments on "Kornacki: Trump Could Once Again Win By Pulling Electoral College, Losing Vote | MTP Daily | MSNBC"

  1. T cnBrooklyn | July 22, 2019 at 9:37 PM | Reply

    If the people vote there should be no electoral vote to determine anything different

  2. Russell Williams | July 22, 2019 at 9:40 PM | Reply

    Let’s not forget about Al Gore who won the popular and electoral college and still didn’t get to be president.

  3. Jose Rodriguez | July 22, 2019 at 9:42 PM | Reply

    This just frustrates me even more… ugh.

  4. I just threw up in my mouth a little…🤢🤮

    Canada…here I come!!!!!

  5. electoral college system is way too outdated, we should just go for popular vote!!!

    • @Fernando Castillo Dude you can’t just make stuff up. The 3/5s compromise and the electoral college are different policies. The 3/5s compromise was the workaround for slavery in apportioning Congressional Representative. The electoral college was designed prevent a majority faction in the population from voting against the rights of the population in presidential elections. According to factcheck.org (which leans more liberal)

      James Madison worried about what he called “factions,” which he defined as groups of citizens who have a common interest in some proposal that would either violate the rights of other citizens or would harm the nation as a whole. Madison’s fear – which Alexis de Tocqueville later dubbed “the tyranny of the majority” – was that a faction could grow to encompass more than 50 percent of the population, at which point it could “sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.” Madison has a solution for tyranny of the majority: “A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” As Alexander Hamilton writes in “The Federalist Papers,” the Constitution is designed to ensure “that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” The point of the Electoral College is to preserve “the sense of the people,” while at the same time ensuring that a president is chosen “by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.” “

    • Why do socialists always try to enslave everybody. “Hey everybody let’s have the big cities tell rural America how to live and guarantee they never have a say in their own fate again!!” No.

    • @Robyn Robison That’s why they have states. Stick to your state, your laws, and YOUR community. But for getting 50 different states to work together, this is it.

    • Fernando Castillo | July 23, 2019 at 11:52 AM | Reply

      Ben Santoyo
      Dude I’m not making stuff stuff. Try reading about it. Why do you think that the number of Congress people matches the number if electoral delegates per state?

  6. Irene Tanzman | July 22, 2019 at 9:52 PM | Reply

    Well, he just explained why Pelosi doesn’t want to impeach. Suppose Trump got impeached by the House. The Senate would give him a pass. Then he gets re-elected…can you imagine how he would operate under those circumstances?

  7. Hull Style Produtions Change the World | July 22, 2019 at 9:56 PM | Reply

    Focus on the criminal acts.

  8. David Turner | July 22, 2019 at 10:41 PM | Reply

    This is why popcorn was invented by the caveman.

  9. If Trump win by electoral college, the fix must be in.

  10. Stormin Norman | July 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM | Reply

    Although I’m not a trump supporter or fan of Donnie…. until we can put term limits on congressman and senators it doesn’t matter what puppet sleeps at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue you want to look at the real problem there it is….. the puppet just chooses sides

  11. SorbusAucuparia | July 23, 2019 at 12:19 AM | Reply

    It shouldn’t be that winner takes all electrolar college votes frome a state he/she wins. Those electrolar college should be divided among the top candidates according to the voter shar in that state. It takes the country closer to the popular vote candidate, but still protects smaller states from the dictatorship of bigger states. And US really needs more political parties, which i think could be achieved if the power of the precidency is diminished and some cabinet positions are divided among the vote share of the parties received on house. So if some other party gets enough votes, it would get power in the cabinets.
    Power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely. US should break up the political power monopoly (or duopoli).

  12. Suzette Figgs | July 23, 2019 at 12:50 AM | Reply

    Thanks , but that was f ing scary❗❗❗

  13. William Njoroge | July 23, 2019 at 2:22 AM | Reply

    Then whats the essence of people voting.
    That’s is not democracy

  14. lol at this point even if Trump just Skype calls on the elation day and doesn’t even show up
    he would still won 2020 easily

  15. Barry Sutton | July 23, 2019 at 5:13 AM | Reply

    I remember this clown predicting results in 2016 the video went viral😝

  16. 2:50 What an insane nightmare scenario. If that happened I’d be scarred for life, as if it hasn’t happened already.

  17. All the best to another Polish American like me. But I am for president trump from Day One and before. Trump is US our patriot president.

  18. Alex Domanovic | July 23, 2019 at 9:27 AM | Reply

    if he wins again, im almost positive someone is going to be national news

  19. Mr. Pritchard | July 23, 2019 at 10:41 AM | Reply

    Chump is going to win because you guys are propping up bull5hit candidates that have zero chance of beating him. But let’s go with Creepy Uncle Joe or anyone but Bernie.
    Right wing progressives. What a joke.

  20. Not winning if the majority of the population votes for you is the single most riddiculous thing I have ever heard in my life. And you have the audacity to call that a democracy?
    *Shame! Shame! Shame!*

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