Sore Loser Symphony: It’s Time To Abolish The Electoral College

It’s now official, at least as far as the Electoral College certifying their votes (hilariously, of the 7 who did not hold faith, most switched their vote away from Hillary), that Donald Trump is the president elect. After all the caterwauling and machinations from the mostly Democratic Party sore losers, which came after all the calls for Trump and his people to respect and honor the election outcome, Democrats lost again. So, we get a bit of Sore Loser Symphony from the NY Times Editorial Board (among others)

Time to End the Electoral College

By overwhelming majorities, Americans would prefer to elect the president by direct popular vote, not filtered through the antiquated mechanism of the Electoral College. They understand, on a gut level, the basic fairness of awarding the nation’s highest office on the same basis as every other elected office — to the person who gets the most votes.

Which goes to show that our education system on the Constitution and the way our federal republic works is horrendous.

But for now, the presidency is still decided by 538 electors. And on Monday, despite much talk in recent weeks about urging those electors to block Donald Trump from the White House, a majority did as expected and cast their ballots for him — a result Congress will ratify next month.

And so for the second time in 16 years, the candidate who lost the popular vote has won the presidency. Unlike 2000, it wasn’t even close. Hillary Clinton beat Mr. Trump by more than 2.8 million votes, or 2.1 percent of the electorate. That’s a wider margin than 10 winning candidates enjoyed and the biggest deficit for an incoming president since the 19th century.

Yes, Mr. Trump won under the rules, but the rules should change so that a presidential election reflects the will of Americans and promotes a more participatory democracy.

Le sigh. Does it really need pointing out that we don’t have a democracy, we have a federal republic, and we have it for a reason? That the system was set up because states are big, many of them bigger than the European nations most people had come from at the time? I won’t provide links: anyone who doesn’t understand needs to reflect on just how their schools failed them.

The Electoral College, which is written into the Constitution, is more than just a vestige of the founding era; it is a living symbol of America’s original sin. When slavery was the law of the land, a direct popular vote would have disadvantaged the Southern states, with their large disenfranchised populations. Counting those men and women as three-fifths of a white person, as the Constitution originally did, gave the slave states more electoral votes.

There’s so much either incompetence and lack of knowledge or willful misunderstanding, it would be hard to know where to fisk it. So, why bother? These people are sore losers, and have reverted to their raaaaacism theme, which is a typical sign that a Democrat really has no adult argument.

The Sore Loser Symphony continues on for a few more paragraphs, but, Democrats should remember, things do not always turn out the way they expect them to. It looks great on paper, then, say, Republicans in Democrat states which almost never vote Republican realize that their votes actually matter, and they get out and vote for the GOP instead of voting 3rd party, not voting President, or just staying home.

You know, though, if the situation was reverse the NY Times and other Sore Losers would be telling us how prescient and awesome the Framers were in setting up this system.

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7 Responses to “Sore Loser Symphony: It’s Time To Abolish The Electoral College”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Teach: If the Democrats lost a national vote (unlikely) but were awarded the Presidency, the right would react even worse than the left has. Especially if the candidate were as unfit as Trump (unlikely Hahahaha).

    But Trump is president and we need to fight him and the Republican Congress daily by all means necessary.

    • Bob spelled backwards says:

      “If the Democrats lost a national vote (unlikely) but were awarded the Presidency, the right would react even worse than the left…” – Because the right tends to riot, & resort to violence? Jeffey, do you have an extra chromosome?

  2. Jeffery says:

    In 2000 the right went batshit crazy in FL to secure W’s “victory”, even though he lost the popular election (but not by as much as Trump lost).

    But I didn’t mention violence did I, you did. Why would you bring it up?

  3. gitarcarver says:

    Teach: If the Democrats lost a national vote (unlikely) but were awarded the Presidency, the right would react even worse than the left has.

    And the proof of that is?

    The right seldom reacts as violently as the left does as we have seen with protests, threats to electors, campus “safe zones,” etc.

    The real world doesn’t match your fantasy..

    In 2000 the right went batshit crazy in FL to secure W’s “victory”,….

    You really have trouble with the truth don’t you?

    The issues in 2000 started when a judge told the state of Florida to clean up the voter rolls after nasty and corrupt elections in 1996 and 1998 where there was voter fraud The left went crazy when the State followed that order.

    Then on election day, Palm Beach County had problems with their ballots, specifically that the democrats couldn’t read. The ballot had been approved by the parties (all of them) and a sample ballot was published and mailed out. Yet the left said “we think we voted for the wrong person!” and wanted a do over.

    The Democratic Supervisor of Elections for that county said “no problem. We’ll do that.” The State said “no you won’t.”

    The Dems then started to slow play the counts and questioned the hard dates to certify the election at the local, state and Federal level.

    The Democrats – not the Republicans – launched a suit to change the rules of the game.

    That suit eventually reached the Supreme Court where it lost by a vote of 5-2 on the merits of the lawsuit itself.

    The parties agreed to go back to counting votes but the Democrats stopped showing up. They refused to work through Thanksgiving Day when the ballots counts were officially due on Sunday. The deadline passed without a certified results from that Democratic county who then, 4 hours after the deadline announced that they had finished the count. The State refused the count within the direction of the Supreme Court.

    The Democrats created the mess in Florida and to this day won’t take responsibility for it.

  4. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    “If the Democrats lost a national vote (unlikely) but were awarded the Presidency, the right would react even worse than the left…”

    Please provide one example of the right doing this.

  5. Jl says:

    Liberals are hypocrites. Who knew?

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