Skip to comments.Elizabeth Warren’s attack on Electoral College pandering at its worst
Posted on 03/23/2019 6:36:23 PM PDT by raccoonradio
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warrens blatantly partisan push to eliminate the Electoral College would disenfranchise vast swaths of America and make liberal cities the Kingpins of presidential politics.
Warrens new push for a popular vote is pandering at its worst dangling an idea that would unabashedly aid the Democrat-controlled coasts of the country and turn the country into virtual one-party rule.
Switching to a popular vote would only widen the current cultural divide that is gripping the nation, pitting the East and West coasts against the Heartland and rural America.
The cities of Los Angeles and New York already decide what movies, TV shows and plays get made under Warrens plan they would also disproportionately decide presidential contests.
Presidential candidates in the general election would hop from one large city to the next passing over huge sections of the country where Republicans tend to live.
The founding fathers designed the Electoral College to make sure that smaller states didnt get the shaft when it came time for presidential elections, and that system has worked for more than two centuries.
The nations less populous states, like Wyoming, Alaska, Vermont and North and South Dakota, right now are protected by the Electoral College, which gives them more power than they would have under a popular vote system.
Switching to a popular vote would make voters in those states virtual recluses, cut off from power when it comes to electing presidents.
Boston, which is dominated by Democratic voters, would make out great if the Electoral College is abolished. Presidential candidates would be far more likely to court voters in the states largest city than they do now.
Warren received loud cheers from the crowd of Democrats at a CNN town hall in Mississippi but her plan, ironically, would diminish the power that the state currently holds under the current Electoral College system.
While its true that candidates rarely visit Mississippi in the general election, the Electoral College actually gives the residents of the relatively small state disproportionate power. So Mississippi would lose under Warrens plan to abolish the Electoral College. But that doesnt matter to Warren, because all she cares about is burnishing her liberal credentials in her presidential campaign and relatively few liberals make their home in Mississippi.
This is all about revenge politics. Democrats didnt get their way when Al Gore and Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College votes in 2000 and 2016 and so now they are determined to throw out the whole system.
They know that Democrats dominate the big cities, and would gain a huge advantage in a popular vote system.
So lets not pretend this is some way to make the country more democratic. Its a way to make the country more Democratic with a big D.
It’s to legalize mob rule, plain and simple.
Repeal the 17th Amendment.
So what Elizabeth Warren is saying is that had Trump won the popular vote but Hillary won the Electoral College that she would DEMAND that Trump be President immediately! And that the Electoral College be banished?? Got it.
Lose the electoral college and you lose the United States of America. It’s that simple. It’s a huge part of our franchise and without it we couldn’t possibly stay together.
The New Democrat Party is bat-guano crazy.
They are, they are.
I refer to the NDP, Canada’s New Democratic Party.
I’m not going to recognize any president elected by any other means that what is spelled out in the Constitution.
Any rule broken deal is over.
Republican loses: it’s the will of the people.
Democrat loses: change the Constitution, which was written by Dead White Men.
Hillsdale College’s course on The Constitution discusses the Electoral College.
Bottom line, a means to prevent tyranny of the majority.
Hillsdale does a wonderful job discussing the thought process that went into writing our Constitution i.e. the document that protects us from the ruling elite.
Check it out. Worth your time.
What nobody talks about is that NYC, L.A., and Chicago already control their state’s electoral college votes. Trump won the majority of counties in IL and NY but still lost the popular vote in those states. So the Democrats have this advantage right here. Once enough liberals in Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth turn out the vote, TX will be blue too.
This is just the Democrats throwing out a trial-balloon. Warren can say or do anything and she’ll still be re-elected in Massachusetts. Ten years or so ago they had John Kerry testing bringing back the Orwellian “Fairness Doctrine.” D is for despicable.
Remember, she didn’t get to college or become a professor because she was smart ... she lied and cheated ... so little can be made of her opinion on the Electoral College. Probably thinks that she could get into it if she claimed to be an Indian.
It’s simple why Princess Liawatha wants it scrapped...because she knows that she doesn’t have a prayer carrying *any* of the states that DJT carried,regardless of what the nationwide vote count might be.
What arrogance this woman exhibits for her to think We The People want her anywhere near our White House!
If the Democrats are serious about doing away with the electoral college, let them lead the way by holding their presidential primary on the same day nationwide...the candidate with the most votes is the nominee.
The Democrats are still angry about the Electoral College because of the 2016 election and because they think it may happen again in 2020. Part of me would for it to happen again just to see them screaming in the streets.
As if MA/CT/RI are in danger of ever voting non-democrat.
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