Take My Power Please

14 11 2016

Washington, D.C.

“Eliminate the Electoral College, yadda yadda yadda”

It would take the approval of 290 House members, 67 Senators, and the majority of 38 states’ legislatures.

Mike Rounds, John Thune, Kristi Noem, Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Peter Welch.

Three red, three blue, one red state, one blue state.  Not a one of them would vote for a bill to end the EC, and none of the four legislative bodies of those two states’ governments would approve such an amendment if it got to them.

Because when people have power, their natural habit is to give it away.

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14 11 2016
David In TN

Before 2000, “black leaders” and liberals in general were big proponents of the electoral college. They believed it favored them and the big electoral vote states.

Liberals, you see, thought one of their own was more likely to win in the EC while trailing in the popular vote.

14 11 2016
countenance

Rush just took a point that was on the tip of my tongue. The candidates campaigned around the system. Since the system was EC, the focus was on swing states. If it was nat pop vote, they would have campaigned around that system, Trump would have tried to juice red turnout in big deep blue states (CA, NY), and would have won the nat pop vote. With nat pop vote, red voters in blue states and blue voters in red states have a reason to turn out. Then again, there would be no red or blue states as such, their colors on the map would be for curiosity and academic purposes only.

The argument for EC instead of nat pop vote is that EC forces attention to be paid to smaller state, nat pop vote makes the Presidential election about big cities. Which means the homeostatic equilibrium of national Presidential politics would be way more left wing than it is now.

Doesn’t matter anyway, because it’s not gonna happen, for what I wrote above.

14 11 2016
John Vawter

As you noted before the election, there were districts in California where there was only one Republican on the ballot at all – Trump. I live in one of those districts. From dog-catcher to senator, I had a choice of libtard #1 or libtard #2. While I myself voted, I’m sure some of my neighbors did not, since it was totally useless. In the EC system, Hillary only needed a plurality to get our 55 delegates, and she was sure to get that. At best my vote was symbolic, and for most people a symbolic vote is not worth the effort. In the highly unlikely event that the crybabies somehow changed the rules to a popular-vote system, the only fair thing to do would be to re-run the election.

14 11 2016
countenance

1960 World Series.

14 11 2016
AnAnon

Thank god they had the foresight to hobble the urbanites back then. Of course there’d have been non-stop civil wars about this very issue had it not occurred. See what will likely happen to the proposed #calexit stuff, assuming they get off their asses and do something other than virtue signaling and slacktivism.

14 11 2016
Hard Right

14 11 2016
Hard Right

14 11 2016
David In TN

Going into the 2000 election, it was believed Gore could take the electoral college by way of carrying California, New York, Pennsylvania, etc. But Bush might get more popular votes from flyover country.

Many liberal columnists supposedly had columns ready defending a Gore electoral college win with a popular vote deficit. As it turned out, the opposite happened.

14 11 2016
Alex the Goon

While he still has a (R) Congress, Trump needs to remove wetbacks from H.R. district apportionment. Slaves were worth 3/5 each, but they were legal. Illegals should count for fuckall-nothing. That should solve some of the Kalifornia problem, in the EC and HR.

15 11 2016
Dr Duke

^THIS. In IL the mexicans in Chiraq not only give them popular and electoral votes, they take state and congressional reps from the rest of the state. People are leaving Chiraq in droves but they will pull reps from the rest of the state next time they redistrict.

The districts get even more Gerrymandered each time they redistrict. I understand upstate will always have the population advantage but it would be more fair if it was not based on illegals.

14 11 2016
David In TN

Steve Sailer just pointed out that Bush beat Kerry clearly in the popular vote in 2004, but Kerry would have won the Electoral College had he taken Ohio, which was closer that year than this.

14 11 2016
Hard Right




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