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    House Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to ban Electoral College.....

    A group of House Democrats introduced a resolution to amend the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College and institute a direct national popular vote for president and vice president.


    “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States,” reads the text of House Joint Resolution 14.


    The effort, led by Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, claims that the “development of mass media and the internet has made information about Presidential candidates easily accessible to United States citizens across the country and around the world.”


    In a statement explaining the move, Cohen called the Electoral College an “archaic institution” that “has twice awarded the presidency to a candidate who did not win the popular vote” in the last 20 years.


    Cohen also cited the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week, arguing that “efforts can be made to manipulate the Electoral College vote using falsehoods and shenanigans by ambitious politicians.”



    Outside of amending the Constitution, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an agreement between a group of states that seeks to circumvent the Electoral College by awarding their electors to the winner of the national popular vote if the compact can reach the necessary 270 votes to win the presidential election. The compact currently has the commitment of 16 jurisdictions, comprising 196 of the 270 votes necessary to trigger the agreement.


    But Cohen is seeking to do away with the Electoral College through the traditional amendment process, arguing that it is “past time” to institute a popular vote......snip~


    House Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to ban Electoral College (washingtonexaminer.com)



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    Funny how they had No Problem when the system allegedly elected Joe Biden not long ago.................



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    Here is another ignorant politicians claiming that since the “development of mass media and the internet has made information about Presidential candidates easily accessible to United States citizens across the country and around the world.” the Electoral College should be eliminated.

    The Electoral College was not designed because of a lack of information about a candidate but to insure a small group of states could not dominant in the elections. The Electoral College is the last vestige of our Republic. If that is removed we will no longer have a Republic but a straight forward mob rule by a small number of cities and states.

    The Founders envisioned the House of Representatives would represent the citizens of their district, the Senate would represent the States they were appointed from and the President, the nation as a whole. The first step in the destruction of the Republic was to establish direct election of the Senate under the previous most "progressive" President of our history, Woodrow Wilson. The next step will be expanding the Supreme Court and then the destruction of our Constitution will be final as well.

    In all honesty however, I doubt this will have much traction.
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    Liberals are not the left anymore than Nazis loved Jews. The left is ruthlessly & criminally suppressed by liberals, and this criminal suppression most recently delivered the White House to the monstrous psychopaths Biden & Harris. Do not confuse the guards of a concentration camp with its inmates.

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    The framers very specifically debated direct elections of presidents and rejected the idea. Who's judgement should I trust? The people who devised a system of government that's endured for more than two centuries, creating the most successful free society in the history of humanity or...um..."House Democrats"?
    Make Orwell fiction again.

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    It will work until the first time the people's vote is ignored by a state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    It will work until the first time the people's vote is ignored by a state.
    Or until the first time the deviates lose the popular vote and then they will want to change it back.
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    I know 44 states that do not want to be dominated by 4 of them. That was the main reason for the Civil War. Even slavery at that time was a states right. At that time it was NY, PA, IL and OH that dominated Congress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    I know 44 states that do not want to be dominated by 4 of them. That was the main reason for the Civil War. Even slavery at that time was a states right. At that time it was NY, PA, IL and OH that dominated Congress.
    Watch what the Deviates do when they discover the Latinos leaving them in droves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    Funny how they had No Problem when the system allegedly elected Joe Biden not long ago.................
    That same electoral system subjected Americans to enduring 4 years of the most unfit, authoritarian President in the history of the nation despite the fact that he placed second in the national popular vote - what is the message being sent to those 3 million citizens who took the time and effort to cast ballots for the Democratic candidate, that their vote has no value and they are considered an expendable commodity?

    Given that the Republicans have long since realized that they are no longer competitive when it comes to the national popular vote, the Electoral College has allowed them to ignore those policies that would have a national appeal and encouraged a GOP regional strategy that limits itself to targeting the South, Mid-West and a few swing states!

    The fact that each state, irrespective of its population, is constitutionally entitled to 2 seats in the Senate not only provides the small, more rural, conservative states with a disproportionate political influence in Congress, but that electoral bias also extends to the White House in determining as to how Electoral College delegates are apportioned!
    Last edited by jgarden477; 01-14-2021 at 06:50 PM.
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