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The Constittuion leaves the matter of the selection of Electors to the several States.
I am saying that it is unfair to my mind that say in California in 2016, 4.5 million Trump voters have no voice in the Electors because of the winner take all system.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Gryphon66
A remedy for what? What is the disease that needs remedied? That your side lost?
That's not a disease and does not require a remedy... nor does the Constitution require impeachment. There have been 44 previous Presidents before this one; are you saying Congress had a Constitutional duty to impeach all of them?
I am not arguing that someone should force the States to do anything.
I did not argue that there is a requirement to impeach.
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
It's not up to the witnesses to say weather or not an action or actions are impeachable or a crime. That decision is up to congress to decide.
And, some republicans, along with some dems, thought a lie and a red dress was reason enough to impeach clinton.
What happened to freedom of speech that the dems cant express their views without being accused of forcing laws into existence? It's a stupid thread on an internet forum for crying out loud!
originally posted by: shooterbrody
We cant win
Lets change the rules
Perhaps simply change your platforms that people dislike?
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: Ironclad1964
To be clear, I am not arguing for the dissolution of the Electoral College. That would be wrong and unconstitutional.
What I am arguing for is that the first past the post system of assigning Electors should be changed in order to empower all voters with representation for their votes in terms of the assignment of Electors.