Doug64 wrote:Got it, you believe that Article V of the Constitution is so much pointless verbiage, because whenever some particular requirement or restriction becomes inconvenient we can just get a judge--or ultimately five out of nine justices--to "interpret" the inconvenience out of existence.
Trump won majorities in thirty out of fifty states, giving him 304 electoral votes. I'd call that a decisive majority.
Then you don't know what "majority" means.
I'd call that a pretty decisive 'victory'.
However, Trump did NOT get a majority of the voters to vote for him.
or even a plurality. actually.
And, the voters are not enough so that we can say that no President has ever gotten a majority of adult citizens, or adult men, before 1920, to vote for him.
I had said "a vast majority of Americans", your disagreement does not change the truth of my statement.