Count George Takei among the countless celebrities still reeling over Donald Trump’s decisive victory. But for Takei, it’s not enough to complain about the results. No, according to him, something must be done to prevent such a travesty from ever taking place again:
This is the 2nd election in recent memory where the popular vote winner is not the one elected. It's time to end the electoral college.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 9, 2016
Here’s the thing, George: In America, you’re free to disagree with the outcome of an election. You’re free to complain about the president-elect. But if you’re gonna insist on doing either of those things, you should probably have a clue what you’re talking about first.
@GeorgeTakei I'll pass on mob rule, thanks.
— They call me… Tim. (@TimMorrisUSA) November 9, 2016
— John Linder (@linderje) November 9, 2016
— Jon Coleman (@faroutmadman) November 9, 2016
@GeorgeTakei You obviously don't understand why there is an electoral system. You take pride in being ignorant?
— iThumb (@iThumbmynose) November 9, 2016
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) November 9, 2016
— jgderuvo (@jgderuvo) November 9, 2016
— Matt Beals (@matt_beals) November 9, 2016
Nope. The Electoral College is brilliant. Highly populated areas of the US don't get to decide everything. They're important, not omnipotent https://t.co/GH5gt9dISU
— Tim Carlson (@thecivilcomment) November 9, 2016
@thecivilcomment Genius of the Founding Fathers is not outcome-dependent: worry re:factionalism led to 3 branches, Electoral College.
— Howard Covert (@HowardInDC) November 9, 2016
Evidently Takei is unfamiliar with the phrase “tyranny of the majority.” Which is really a shame.
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) November 9, 2016
— TheRoadTurducken (@TheRoadbeer) November 9, 2016
One would think. But generally speaking, for liberals, emotions trump logic.
— IDidntVoteForHim (@mikepage7176) November 9, 2016
— (((Noxious))) (@Knocksious) November 9, 2016
The system worked, George. Whether you like it or not.
— /(=(o)-(o)=) (@c_williams321) November 9, 2016
@sarahbellumd – He sure wouldn't have said that if it were the other way around. Founding Fathers were smart.
— Scott Gammon (@CloneIntel) November 9, 2016
— Japhy Lamentia (@japhylament) November 9, 2016
— Jake Goza (@shogdevil) November 9, 2016
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) November 9, 2016