Five times in American history the Presidential winner of the popular vote has lost—3 times in the 1800’s and twice this century by Democrats who’ve won the popular vote.

This is the failure of the Electoral College to elect a President by confirming a majority popular vote. We are the laughing stock of the world—the one with the most votes doesn’t win?! This failure has resulted in the loss of thousands of American lives on 9/11 with Bush failing to heed warnings of a strike on the US. Untold numbers of lives have been and continue to be lost in never ending wars in the Middle East because of lies alleging weapons of mass destruction. Now we have an incompetent President that has undone years of preparedness for a pandemic. He failed to heed warnings by health officials for months; silences health officials daily; suggests ingesting poisonous cleaning materials to kill the virus; fails to provide PPE for health workers, essential workers and all of us; and can’t seem to figure out how to get testing to Americans.

The US currently has over 25% of the COVID-19 deaths, over 25% of the cases in the world and we seem determined to exceed that and become No. 1 in per capita deaths. We are approaching 130,000 deaths in this country alone. The current occupant of the oval office, of course, didn’t cause the virus, but could have save of thousands of lives by not dismantling pandemic preparedness over his 3 1/2 years in that office and downplaying warnings. Just imagine how much better we’d be doing in this pandemic if the President had been removed from office and instead had a President who actually believes in science and cares about people.

We can only hope that the President’s cult(ure?) of supporters look deep into their souls and decide that maybe their vote for an anti-semitic, bigoted, misogynist, racist, unprepared, untruthful being (not sure he’s human—think the Men In Black movies!) maybe was not such a good idea!

The Electoral College needs to go or that will be the end of America and we’ll all die at the hands of another incompetent President elected by a MAGA Minority when the next pandemic roles around. When the current President stated in his inaugural address that “The American carnage stops right here, right now,…” what he meant to say was “The American carnage starts right here, right now,…” and unfortunately that is what has happened. Friends and family don’t let friends and family vote for a Trumplican. Remember, your life literally depends on this year’s vote.

— Samuel Combs

Anchorage

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