Friday, April 12, 2019

(ICYMI) Sudden liberal opposition to Electoral College not about democracy, but about power

By AEI, Nov. 16, 2019

Liberals stunned by Republican Donald J. Trump’s presidential election last week are casting about for answers.
Losing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton blames FBI Director James Comey’s public reopening of the investigation into her email system shortly before the vote. Hill Democrats seem to think the answer is that the party didn’t run harder to the left — a strange diagnosis after losing middle class votes in Rust Belt states.

Many blame fatigue with the Clinton’s, the political obstacles to a party winning three presidential elections in a row, or the sluggish economy.
Now the losers of the 2016 election are turning their fire upon the Constitution. Clinton will win by a slight majority of the vote nationwide, but will not take the oath in January because of the Electoral College. Trump won a significant share of the electors, with more than 300 votes of the 538 at stake.
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