Earlier we told you about New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie and his concern that if President Trump is duly re-elected next year it could pose a ‚Äúreal threat‚ÄĚ to ‚ÄúAmerican democracy.‚ÄĚ On a similar note, Ezra Klein shared something that caused Washington Post columnist Matt O‚ÄôBrien to offer up a concern:
"It is even possible that Mr. Trump could win while losing the national vote by as much as five percentage points." https://t.co/raJyXz6BV7
‚ÄĒ Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) July 19, 2019
This would be a real legitimacy crisis https://t.co/oU9lNMQSwe
‚ÄĒ Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) July 19, 2019
A ‚Äúlegitimacy crisis‚ÄĚ resulting from a legitimate election according to constitutional guidelines? That take is earning an impressive ratio.
The rules have been in place for over 200 years.
‚ÄĒ [shrug emoji] (@jtLOL) July 19, 2019
Before Trump won the media often liked to point out how Trump had ‚Äúno path to 270,‚ÄĚ but when that proved to be wrong the Electoral College is a threat to the Republic (or ‚Äúdemocracy‚ÄĚ as they incorrectly describe the system of government).
It would be a legitimacy crisis if Trump won the electoral college, and the election was conducted strictly in accordance with our constitution? pic.twitter.com/oFkakSnzV3
‚ÄĒ Christie (@RepRepublic) July 19, 2019
False. If it was a true popularity contest he would campaign accordingly. Think of how many republicans don't even bother in huge states like Cali, NY, Illinois, etc.
‚ÄĒ ChachNach (@chach_nach) July 19, 2019
NARRATOR: No it wouldn't because the president isn't elected by a national popular vote. https://t.co/Q6B02aM532
‚ÄĒ RBe (@RBPundit) July 19, 2019
‚ÄúCan‚Äôt win by the rules, change the rules‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Democrats
‚ÄĒ whizwith (@Lopper11) July 19, 2019
It would be "a real legitimacy crisis" if *checks notes***** President Trump won the most electoral votes. That's interesting
‚ÄĒ Jason W. (@j4539w) July 19, 2019
Funny how that worked out, isn‚Äôt it?