To add to this, serious protests against the election of Trump primarily focused on the electoral college system itself and the need to change it to better reflect the will of the population, given that Hillary won the popular vote by a wide margin, and also focused on the illegal Russian influence and the need to tighten security in that regard. Neither was a way to get a re-do of the election and I think most realized that. It was more a protest for action in future elections.
This is also probably why Trump felt the need to claim voter fraud on his end, as he saw these protests as a threat to his legitimacy of winning the election from an American mindset acceptance standpoint. And it of course explains why he has said little/done little about the need to combat foreign influence in our elections.
To me the Electoral College is fair. What people are asking for is the US to be dominated by big cities to the detriment of everywhere else.
In Australia we have an upper house where votes are not weighted equally. The reason is because half the country live in two cities - Sydney and Melbourne. If our politics was decided on a strict one man, one vote system, Australians would now be dying in the streets due to massive food shortages (and this is not really hyperbole).
When the city parties (Labor and Greens) are in power, they think they know how to run rural areas - they stop people from clearing land of fuel, meaning bushfires are devastating. They want water to flow in rivers instead of water crops, and they absolutely will not allow infrastructure work to build dams or pipe water around. This kills more of our already dying rural areas, and means the Chinese get more of our farms.
When Aus federated, in order to create a unified nation, we had to give all states equal representation, which means all perspectives would get equal treatment. Having city people dictate everything would be insane. The system is broken now because blind party loyalty almost always trumps state affiliation, but in principle it is a great idea.
Why do you like Trump? This doesn’t seem exactly like a ringing endorsement in regards to his foreign policy and you’ve said in another thread that you aren’t a huge fan of his tax cuts, which is pretty much the only big accomplishment in terms of domestic policy. So what exactly are you head over heels over this guy over? Or is it just a hatred for Hillary that makes all her opponents look like the Messiah in comparison?
I used to regularly say here (just after Trump won) that I don't believe in the absurd idea that I need to be in a cheer squad or lynch mob for politicians. The partisan insanity is crazy to me. I do not expect Trump to be perfect, I expect him to be human.
Some of my comments about Trump are throwing burly in the water (God Emperor and glorious etc). I do it for fun.
I like Trump because despite all of his flaws and problems he is the only leader in the west who seems to even try to act in the interests of the people. You may not agree with all he does (and neither do I), but again, we shouldn't expect to agree with anyone on everything.
His attitude to Iran, Russia, China and NK has been good. Not great, but good (although the media won't tell you that).
His attitude to Brexit is good.
His attitude to the Visegrad group is great.
His attitude to Islam is better than anyone else by miles (although his relationship with the Sauds concerns me. However, yes, he was much better than the Bush and Clinton crime syndicates in that and every other respect that I could see).
Too many politicians (especially on the so called left) preach hate and call it love and/or are corporate and globalist shills. Too many on the right are for corporate shills that are happy for the other side to divide and destroy. I think Trump actually does care about the west. And there is no one else leading a western nation that does.