When the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention were deciding how to elect the president of the United States, they settled on a solution: the Electoral College.
Under the College, a temporary group of “electors” equal to the total number of representatives in Congress is created, with each state getting the same number of electoral votes as they have members of Congress. Most states have systems in which the candidate who gets the most votes wins all the state’s electoral votes. In modern times, whoever gets to 270 of the 538 total electoral votes wins the White House.
But Sen. Elizabeth Warren thinks she knows better than the Founding Fathers.
“My goal is to get elected—but I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College. I want my second term to be elected by direct vote,” Warren said during a campaign event in Marion, Iowa, on Sunday.
“I want to get rid of it,” she said. “I just think this is how a democracy should work. Call me old fashioned, but I think the person who gets the most votes should win.”
Just five times in history has a presidential candidate on the popular vote but lost the Electoral College (it happened in 2016, when Hillary Clinton got more than 65 million votes and President Trump got more than 63 million votes, but Trump won the Electoral College by a vote of 304-227).
Democrats want to do away with the College in order to take away power in smaller states and give states with large urban populations more clout.
EVERY state except:
Have smaller populations than Los Angeles
Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish the Electoral College so that those 43 states’ votes won’t countpic.twitter.com/VCDq9hubbs
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 2, 2019
decadent stupidity. the Founding Fathers of this nation knew that larger states and at the time, a new nation, the disproportion of the popular vote would drown out small urban-rural areas. he characterization of herself as old fashioned is pure BS. she is a member of the new american communist party.
@MOS # 8541: To end the electoral college would require an amendment she is straight up looney toons if she believes she can get that many states to agree. If she is already not willing to defend the constitution only poorly educated fools would vote for her.
Hey Lizard Lips how about Abolishing the Useless Nations instead still no World Peace since they were founded as useful as selling Ice in the North Pole
But, of course, Hillary and the Democrats resorted to and relied heavily on voter fraud and illegal immigrant votes. She also had the benefit of Russian, Ukrainian, British, Italian and Australian assistance.
Like most Democrats and all their candidates, it seems, Chief Wahoo Warren doesn’t seem to know or care how the Constitution works or why it is as it is. Mainly, they simply don’t care.
Would those states not listed above vote to have their representation totally erased? Well, those under the thumb of Democrats might, as they hate the citizens having freedoms.
If she read the Constitution she’d realize she’s in a much more effective position to do this as a Senator, not as a President.
It takes 2/3rds of the Senate (and House) voting for it along with 3/4ths of the states.
The President has nothing to do with it!
But then, she is only making promises, not realistic ideas.
All her promises are, not only unrealistic, but, based on ENVY.
Her so called “two cents” ploy is a promise for a 2% tax on the rich is based on envy.
Her promise to pay Reparations is a ploy based on envy.
Envy used to be listed as one of the 7 deadly sins (leading to death) but she elevates envy to some kind of code to live by.
I know and she can not legally or ethically take the oath of office. part of the new communist order in this country. excellent book Naked Communist by W.Cleaon Skoousen, 1961 version. the fake Indian fits a perfect disciple pattern of Trotsky, Stalin, and Lenin. Karl Marx was not a nice person as described by history: pedophile, incest, never worked, ruthless drunk.
@MOS # 8541:
Things havent changed much in the world, except we know these envy devised political systems fail.
A statement and a question for you, Lizzie:
1) You are educated, the Founders were intelligent. You are proof that the two are unrelated.
2) What do you expect the result to be when conservatives in blue states realize that their vote matters under your scheme?
And for bonus points, when are you going to compensate the Native American who’s lucrative place you stole by lying about your heritage? You are in favor of reparations, aren’t you?