Rep Steve Cohen (D-Tn) Introduces Constitutional Amendment To Eliminate Electoral College Or Something

Various Democrats have already called for eliminating the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the Executive Office, all because they lost to Trump in 2016. The Washington Post editorial board is yammering on about the House Democrats wanting to “restore Democracy”, but, this is about making sure that a lot of people’s votes do not count

Good luck getting all the necessary votes to get this passed. But, he’s not just going with eliminating the electoral college

(The Hill) Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tn.), a vocal critic of President Trump, on Thursday introduced two bills to eliminate the electoral college and prevent presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members.

Cohen introduced the constitutional amendments on the first night of the 116th Congress, both digs at Trump.

“Presidents should not pardon themselves, their families, their administration or campaign staff,” Cohen said in a statement. “This constitutional amendment would expressly prohibit this and any future president, from abusing the pardon power.”

The amendments are unlikely to pass since they require a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress and then must be ratified by three-fourths of states.

The pardon thing is based on Cohen’s unhinged belief that Trump’s kids will get indicted for something or other.

“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said in his statement announcing the constitutional amendment. “Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office.”

“More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators,” he added. “It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President.”

First, the 17th Amendment was a disaster, as it took away almost all the power of the state governments themselves to have representation in the federal government, which was the entire point of the Senate. Second, the massive expansion of the federal government started the minute the 17th was passed. Third, we are a federal republic: direct election of Senators removed much of that, and using the popular vote would eliminate it. Power would only be in a few states and cities.

But, yeah, this is the “Dems Can’t Stand Losing According To The Rules” bill.

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3 Responses to “Rep Steve Cohen (D-Tn) Introduces Constitutional Amendment To Eliminate Electoral College Or Something”

  1. JP Blickenstaff says:

    Cohen is an Oath breaker. He swore to defend the constitution.

  2. Lee says:

    I’m in my fifties. Civics classes barely existed but the time I got to highschool. People younger than me have no idea what a “federal republic” is, unfortunately. Or founding fathers settled on that form for a variety of excellent reasons, and over the last century, the federal republic has been whittled away at.

    To the left, the end justifies the means. The end is California where it is now a single party state, and the party in power — is the left!

  3. Professor Hale says:

    Offering to change the constitution through it’s normal process is not “breaking your oath” to defend the constitution.
    Ignoring the plane language of the written word in the constitution in order to achieve the political outcomes your demand (5-4 decisions by the supreme court) and every liberal judge who has blocked every action by the trump administration on a whim, IS failing to support the Constitution. Overturning a lawfully elected president because you don’t like that he won the election is breaking your oath. But for Democrats, the “Oath” was always just the first cynical act of a career devoted to the destruction of America.

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