For an excellent article on the Electoral College go HERE.
Crazed California senator: Let’s abolish the Electoral College
Boxer has proposed legislation to eliminate the Electoral College. Here are her words:
The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately. Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts.
The implication, however thinly veiled, is that Hillary won the election, but the Electoral College stole it from her. Could this be sour grapes from someone who should know better? Wasn’t it just a month ago when Democrats harrumphed at Trump’s reply when asked if he would accept the election results on November 8? Remember all the hullabaloo when he said let’s wait and see? The N.Y. Times called it “a remarkable statement that seemed to cast doubt on American democracy.” Apparently, Barbara Boxer is not a big fan of American democracy. Trump always seems one step ahead of these buffoons.
Problem is, Boxer’s legislation would require amending the Constitution, which in turn requires three fourths of the states to agree. That’s the elephant in the room. Listen to the City Journal in regard to the Nov 8 election:
When the dust clears, Republicans will hold at least 33 governors’ mansions, up from 22 when Obama took office. That’s the most GOP governorships in 95 years. Republicans will also boast control of as many as 33 state legislatures, up from just 14 in 2008. In more than half of all states, Republicans now own a “trifecta,” that is, control of the governorship and both legislatures. Democrats have a mere six trifectas.
Boxer’s proposed legislation has about as much chance as a snowball in hell. She knows this, of course. She’s calling for what is known as a “show” vote. Show vote legislation is proffered merely to satisfy one’s base. It has no chance of passing. But it makes Barbara look righteous to her most ardent supporters, even if the legislation is not something she actually believes in, which she doesn’t. But hey, what’s truth got to do with it?
Thanks for playing, Barbara. Now take a seat and be quiet.