You might think that a US president is elected by all 50 states. And you would be wrong. A US president is only elected by six states. Yes, it’s insane, and it’s just the way the elites like it. I’ll explain how it works.
Because of very effective Societal Programming, most American sheep robotically vote for either the Democrat or Republican candidate based on what state they live in. For example, California always robotically votes for the presidential candidate who has a “D” at the end of their name, regardless of who it is. If you are a Californian and vote for the Republican candidate, you’ve literally wasted your time, because California is a solid left-liberal state and (pretty much) always goes towards the Democrat candidate.
The same goes if you’re a left-wing progressive living in a Republican state like Texas. Texans always robotically vote for Republicans, so the Republican candidate is going to get Texas, regardless of who the candidate is.
Yes, it’s dumb.
39 of the 50 states in the US are permanently brainwashed like this. Sometimes these states “flip” from one party to the other, but that’s rare, and when it does happen the state then permanently votes for the new party, just like it always voted for the old one. (As time goes on and the left-wing conquest of the West continues, you’ll see more and more of these states permanently flip to the Democrats.)
Therefore, these brainwashed states are pretty much ignored by presidential candidates. Isn’t that nice?
That leaves 11 states who are not always stuck to the D or the R. These are called swing states or battleground states, and they’re the only states that matter. Since everyone knows how the other 39 are going to vote, the actual presidential election really happens in these 11 battleground states.
However, it gets even worse, since five of these 11 are tiny and don’t have a lot of electoral votes, so we’re really talking about six states.
In order of importance, these six states are:
If you were wondering, the other five swing states that matter, but don’t matter nearly as much, are:
That’s why, in the upcoming election, you’re going to hear nothing about California or New York, despite the fact they’re the among the largest states, and instead hear all kinds of talk about states like Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
So if you live in Florida, you have far more political power, in terms of selecting our next president, than I do living in Washington State (which robotically votes for the D every time).
If that sounds unfair, you’re right.
Many people blame this on the electoral college system the US uses to select our corrupt, warmongering, corporatist presidents. They’re half right. The electoral college is indeed to blame for some of this.
The problem is that if you eliminated the electoral college, you would simply shift the political power from the five or six battleground states to the five or six most populous states. Candidates for president would just need to focus on California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, and maybe Pennsylvania and Ohio, and never need to even visit another state to win. Unfair again.
This is one of the many reasons why I’ve always said the US should just chuck the entire presidential system, switch to a more parliamentary type of system, and use a prime minister who is appointed rather than elected.
Don’t get me wrong. Parliamentary systems suck too. I mean, they really, really suck. Just ask Europe. Yet they’re slightly less bad than the horribly unfair, ridiculously corrupt, unreasonably expensive, and undemocratic system we have now of selecting our next criminal president.
Anyway, if you want to predict who our next president will be, just watch the polls for the six important swing states above, and that will likely indicate who it will be. Trump’s polls in the swing states are sliding, reinforcing the odds I laid many months ago of 60% Hillary win, 40% Trump win. But a lot can happen from now until November that could change this.
Not that it matters of course. 🙂