I used to find defenses of the electoral college compelling. But I've definitely changed my mind on it. The fact that at no point all year did anyone seriously think Trump would win the popular vote really seals it. We have plenty of other counter-majoritarian safeguards.
As many had expected, President Donald Trump on Monday said, in a tweet, that he had fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
"I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately.. ...Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service," Trump tweeted.