My Post-Election Considerations in Baptist RSS Auto Feeds Posted November 9, 2016 · Edited November 9, 2016 by Brother Stafford · Report reply 1 hour ago, heartstrings said: The majority vote, in any given state, determines which candidate ALL of that state's electoral votes go to. My state, for instance, had a majority vote for Trump; so all 29 of our state's electoral votes went to Trump. I don't see how you can say votes don't matter. The E.C. usually votes the same way that the public majority votes, but there is no rule, regulation or law that requires them to do so. The E.C. has voted contrary to the public majority 4 times in the past and has now done so for the fifth time in our history. The E.C. can vote however they please and they just have. At last count, 59,794,934 individual voters voted for Hillary Clinton. 59,588,437 individual voters voted for Donald Trump. That is a difference of 206,497 votes in favor of Clinton. However, out of 538 electoral voters, 228 of them voted for Clinton and 279 of them voted for Trump. That is a difference of 51 votes in favor of Trump. For example, Maine has 4 electoral votes, but only three of them voted with the majority. One of them voted against the majority. Unless I am missing something, the majority of individual voters chose Clinton, but the majority of E.C. voters chose Trump and Trump is now the President of the United States. One can conclude that the E.C. voted contrary to the people. How can you still think that the votes of the majority still matter if the E.C. can ignore the votes of the majority and elect someone for whom the majority did not vote?