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originally posted by: pteridine
Wilfred Codrington III has no real argument so he is jumping on the racist bandwagon. When this dolt is cornered, he'll use the next big out claiming Russian/Ukrainian deep fakes are to blame. Adam Schiff will lead the way.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
Wonder what is going to happen when Trump nails the popular vote and Cali has to give him all 55 Electoral votes because of that silly and highly unconstitutional treaty with some other traditionally blue states?
I’ll say it goes beyond just sky screaming and people start kicking trees or turning over apple carts...all the while saying no, no, no we can’t honor that agreement. It wasn’t legal.
originally posted by: RickinVa
According to Wilfred Codrington III, who wrote this piece for the Atlantic Star:
Critics of the Electoral College are right to denounce it for handing victory to the loser of the popular vote twice in the past two decades. They are also correct to point out that it distorts our politics, including by encouraging presidential campaigns to concentrate their efforts in a few states that are not representative of the country at large. But the disempowerment of black voters needs to be added to that list of concerns, because it is core to what the Electoral College is and what it always has been.
The race-consciousness establishment—and retention—of the Electoral College has supported an entitlement program that our 21st-century democracy cannot justify. If people truly want ours to be a race-blind politics, they can start by plucking that strange, low-hanging fruit from the Constitution.
Here is a bio of the author:
There you have it....the Electoral College is racist and should be abolished.
Agree or disagree? Personally, I think it's pure poppycock
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: TonyS
For that to ever have a chance to become reality, God forbid, there would need to be this little thing called a Constitutional Amendment.
Which would then require a convention. Then the ratification by 2/3 vote by both Houses of congress, or a Constitutional convention called by 2/3 of state legislatures. I certainly can't see either happening, at this time.
originally posted by: Mach2
Your statement, however, is so superficial, that it might as well be the punchline of a joke.
Maybe humor was your intent, IDK.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: JBIZZ
The Electoral College does NOT give each State equal representation. It mirrors the makeup of the Congress.