Perhaps the GOP has a mandate. No, Trump did not win the majority of votes cast. I will leave that thought alone. My point is that the GOP blasted the Dems in this election. And that blasting may be indicative of a mandate. Perhaps, just perhaps, the voters who installed a GOP Congress and a vast majority of GOP state and local governments are voting the issues. Perhaps the voters are not happy with the way the Dems were handling the issues: mismanaging our borders, dragging nuns into court over contraception, closing down our energy resources, forcing a failed Obamacare program, lying about a video and Benghazi, allowing abortion, enabling boys to use girls bathrooms, restricting and reducing our military, mismanaging the EPA and our economy, mandating a weird social agenda in our public schools, not properly vetting refugees, to name a few.
Just perhaps the electoral college had nothing to do with the real GOP victory over the Dems.
Richard J McEwen