This past Sunday, my podcast explained the ins and outs of the Electoral College. Why it was developed and why it is as vitally important to our republic (no, we’re not a democracy) today as it was at our founding. Even more so. You may listen to it here.
And right on cue, the dems are starting the ball rolling.
from the Blaze:
Senate Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College
A group of Senate Democrats say the Electoral College is an unfair system that needs to go and have introduced a constitutional amendment in order to have it abolished.
What are the details?
On Tuesday, the measure — sponsored by Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin (Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), and Brian Schatz (Hawaii) — was officially introduced in the upper chamber, as companion legislation to a proposal already offered in the House.
According to CBS News, the campaign to get rid of the Electoral College gained steam among Democrats after the party’s 2000 and 2016 presidential nominees, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, both lost White House bids despite garnering more of the popular vote than their Republican opponents.
Durbin issued a statement, saying, “Before the 2000 election, I introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Constitution and create a system of direct election for presidents. And I still believe today as I did then that the Electoral College is a relic from a shameful period in our nation’s history, and allows some votes to carry greater weight than others,” Fox News reported.