Letters to the Editor

Savino letter: Election results

Clinton Democratic Elegy ... Donkey party reduced to rubble. Cue donkey neigh.

About our democracy and the popular vote. We’re not a democracy. We’re a republic.

For the record, Abraham Lincoln didn’t get a majority of the popular vote in 1860 — and neither did Clinton in 1992 or 1996. Popular vote doesn’t elect presidents.

The U.S. Constitution doesn’t give any of us the right to have a say so in who becomes president of the United States. Oh, no, it doesn’t. That power is vested entirely in the Electoral College, and under the Constitution.

As a federalist form of government the power is divided between states and central government and neither is subservient to the other. Both get their powers directly from the people. The first 12 years under the Constitution found government in the hands of the Federalist Party. But in the election revolution of 1800, Thomas Jefferson, leader of the Republican Party, was chosen president. The Electoral college has spoken. The message is loud and clear, under the Constitution.

America loves God, country and guns. The Constitution is America’s bible. Our foundation.

Donald J. Trump was chosen to Make America Great Again — under God’s watchful eyes your prayers were answered.

Dano Savino, Nampa

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