Email #16, Subject: Electoral College

When the Electoral College appoints Trump President today, it will make a laughing stock of our nation, and America should revolt against him. That’s according to Trump himself. Here’s what our President-elect said in 2012 when he thought Romney was going to win the popular vote but lose in the Electoral College:

“He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!”

“The phoney electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one!”

“More votes equals a loss…revolution!”

“The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.”

I’m not calling for revolution, but I otherwise agree with Trump. The Electoral College is a disastrous joke on our democratic nation. It should be eliminated before the 2020 Presidential race. Where do you stand on this issue?

Chris Gavaler

Author: Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an associate professor at W&L University, comics editor of Shenandoah, and series editor of Bloomsbury Critical Guides in Comics Studies. He has published two novels: School for Tricksters (SMU 2011) and Pretend I’m Not Here (HarperCollins 2002); and six books of scholarship: On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa 2015), Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), Superhero Thought Experiments (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Iowa 2019), Revising Fiction, Fact, and Faith (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Routledge 2020), Creating Comics (with Leigh Ann Beavers, Bloomsbury 2021), and The Comics Form (Bloomsbury forthcoming). His visual work appears in Ilanot Review, North American Review, Aquifer, and other journals.

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