posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 12:00 PM
a reply to: LumenImagoDei
I didn't have a dog in this fight either to the extent that I was never ever going to vote for either Hillary or Trump. I voted Libertarian as a
purely strategic vote hoping to empower a third party and thus thwart some of the power of the two major parties. So I lost on all counts! But I
always knew that was a possibility -- more like a probability.
Likewise, I know that the electoral college always wins. Usually the popular vote does as well, but not always. Those are the rules of the game.
And I don't have a problem with that, because I understand and appreciate the value of a Republic over a Democracy, with the electoral college serving
that same purpose.
I do have a big problem with our election integrity though, on several levels, and have for a very long time. I was one of the few people who cheered
Jill Stein's election recount efforts for that very reason. And I'm as sure as I can be that Team Hillary cheated in this election, and many previous
elections, in many ways. So I question the accuracy of the popular vote, and therefore I truly don't know if she even really won the popular vote.
In any event, Trump will be our next president. No need to borrow trouble and chase shadows when we'll find out soon enough what exactly he's going
to do, and we can fight reality if necessary and appropriate. I'm dreading the worst, but hoping and praying for the best, and expecting a
combination of the best and the worst and everything in between. Pretty much just like every other president.