Who Would God Endorse For President?

As we finally approach Election Day in the United States, most of us are quite weary of the political battle from this year’s presidential race.  Without a doubt our country is sharply divided in their support.  Honestly, I don’t know if we are living up to the definition of being united.

So, who does God support in this election?   Does He want us to vote for Biden or Trump?  Who would He endorse?

While God IS concerned about the outcome, He is not going to tell you who to vote for.  That decision still goes back to the issue of our free will.  Even in the Old Testament, the Israelites complained that they wanted a king like the other nations.  God relented and gave them what they wanted. (1 Samuel 8) They had some good and some bad kings of it because of their own choices.  Yeah, that is quite a lame explanation but God isn’t going to tell you who you should vote for and He hasn’t told anyone – even Pat Robertson – who is going to win.  It is also unacceptable for any preacher to stand behind their pulpit and tell you who you should vote for.  If you attend a church like that then I suggest you leave it.  It’s not up to a religious leader to spiritually manipulate anyone to vote one way or the other.

People will want to say it isn’t about the integrity of the person running for office that’s important, it’s about the agenda of their party.

Really?

You could spend hours picking apart the pros and cons of each party to support your case but you won’t find the answer there.

The integrity of a leader IS important.   So, which one is that between Biden and Trump?  I have already cast my vote but regardless who I voted for I do not think they are the perfect leader. 

God wants us to make an informed decision but the problem is that there are so many skewed views that it is almost impossible for some people to make a decision.

The Bible tells us that ultimately God is in control.  Frankly, at this point in time I don’t see any evidence of that.  We are in complete chaos with the pandemic, racial injustice and lawlessness.  Whoever wins the election is going to have their hands full.  I wouldn’t want the job.

The thing that God did tell us to do was to pray for our leaders.  (1 Timothy 2:2) We should do that with whoever is in charge.  We certainly need to do a lot of that.  Just think about it – the job as President of the United States of America is a heavy, heavy burden for anyone.  Regardless of what you do, they won’t make everyone happy.  It amazes me that we are entrusting these duties with men in their 70s.  When many are retired at that age, one of these two men will have a job that will seriously age them even more.

Does it matter to God who our president is?  Of course, it does but how will it work into his plan?  None of us knows.  It is my hope that we will become the UNITED States of America instead of what we have become.

You and I as voters have only one vote.  That’s all we can do.  Whatever happens we still trust God and leave the results up to Him.

It’s in these times that free will sucks.  We could seriously get this wrong.  I would prefer God to tell us “Thou shalt vote for….” But He’s not going to do that. 

Regardless of the outcome, let us be the best that we can be.  Let’s maintain our integrity.  We can’t control what others do; we can only control ourselves and our own actions.  Honestly neither Biden or Trump knows us personally but God does. 

God isn’t going to endorse a candidate.  That’s our choice.  Good or bad we will have to live with that choice.  I have a feeling that it’s going to be messy.  I hope America makes the right choice.

Every Four Years The Electoral College Is More Popular Than The NCAA


Every four years when we vote for our choice for President of the United States we put the Electoral College in action.  This isn’t a college campus located near an Ivy League school, it is the process where a presidential candidate needs that magic number of 270 to win a four-year residency in the White House. 

So what the heck is the Electoral College and why is it so important in electing a president?

Unlike most elections, the candidate with the most votes does not technically win an election.  Not nationally anyway.  Basically it is supposed to be the candidate with the most votes in each state.   The Electoral College was created so that each state would have the appropriate representation in a Presidential election.

So how does this work?

The Electoral College consists of 538 electors.  Each state’s number equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation.  One electoral vote for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators.  

When you cast your vote, you are counted for the elector that has been designated in your district.

If I were to vote for Hillary Clinton, I’m actually voting for Andrea Conte.  If I were to vote for Donald Trump, I’m actually casting an electorate vote for Pat Allen.

Tennessee is one of 48 states with “winner takes all” rules, based on which presidential candidate gets the most votes.  Winners in these states get all the electoral votes regardless of whether it’s a majority or a plurality.  Maine and Nebraska are the only states that do not have “winner takes all” rules.  

Most states have laws requiring electors to vote with the results.  Oddly enough 21 states do not have such a law which means there can be a “faithless elector” who doen’t vote the way their state has voted.  Fortunately, this has never affected the outcome of an election.  States have the power to punish faithless electors with fines and possible jail time, but once certified votes are sent to Washington, it’s up to Congress to accept the votes.

If not candidate gets the 270 votes needed, the House of Representatives elects from the three candidates who received the most Electoral votes. That would be quite interesting wouldn’t it?

The electors of each state convene after the election, under current federal law, on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December.  They must meet in person at their state’s capitol.  This year, they will meet on December 19, 2016.  Each state sends its official vote count certificates to the Vice President, state officials, the federal court that has jurisdiction over the state capitol area and the federal archivists.  The vote certificates must be received in Washington by December 28.  This is why a president-elect doesn’t immediately take office after an election.  

Even when the media “projects” a state for a candidate, it isn’t officially a done deal until this process has been completed.  News organization can many times project a winner, even with no results, because elections tend to have predictable voting patterns; however, most major media organizations wait until polls are closed before calling a winner.

The 2000 Presidential Election was the most recent election where the popular vote winner was not elected.  George W. Bush won the Electoral College 271-266, with one Gore Elector abstaining.  Democratic candidate Al Gore held a 543,895 lead in the nationwide popular vote but the problems in Florida resulted in Bush gaining the state’s electoral votes needed to win.  

Every four years there is a continuing debate whether or not the Electoral College is necessary but it continues to be used and forgotten until the next Presidential election.