Big govt, Elections, Politics

Senate Dems Launch Attack on Electoral College

Already under fire in nearly a dozen states across America, the Electoral College is now under attack by a group of Senate Democrats who want to abolish it just in time for 2020. At least one of the Left’s presidential candidates is already championing the measure. Democratic candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (CA) defended her support, arguing: “The Electoral College has distorted the outcome of elections and disenfranchised millions of voters, and I think that’s wrong.” If successful, abolishing the Electoral College would turn America’s presidential election into a mob rule popularity contest run by large cities and the most populated states in the U.S., such as New York and California. A similar measure has already been introduced in the House by Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN). Leave it to Leftist Democrats to undermine the framers’ wisdom and let the outcome of presidential elections be determined by mass hysteria. Memo to the left: Athens is calling; they want their instrument of self-destruction back.

Here’s more from Fox News…

A group of Democratic senators on Tuesday introduced a measure to do away with the Electoral College, picking up on a talking point that has caught fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential field.

The measure serves as companion legislation to one put forward in the House by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and counts one presidential candidate — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York — among its co-sponsors. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California and Brian Schatz of Hawaii also sponsored the resolution.

The Electoral College has been the focus of renewed Democratic criticism in the wake of President Trump’s 2016 win. While he defeated Hillary Clinton in the electoral vote, he lost the popular vote by 2.9 million ballots.

“Before the 2000 election, I introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Constitution and create a system of direct election for presidents,” Durbin said in a statement.

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