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Trump's America

Trump is president because he won the Electoral College. This week he proposed scrapping it.

President Donald Trump lost the popular vote by almost 3 million people, but he secured the presidency by earning 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 227. Nevertheless, Trump proposed eliminating the Electoral College in favor of simple popular vote this week, but was shot down by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), The Wall Street Journal reports:

Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration over losing the popular vote, claiming without evidence that millions of illegal votes were cast in the election, predominately in large blue states.