That Does It! It’s Time to Abolish the Electoral College
Nobody likes the Electoral College, but there’s never been any sort of public groundswell to abolish it. But now there needs to be.
It was bad enough when a few slippery red state legislators tried to sneak in a midnight drive-by rule change that would rig their states’ electoral votes in favor of the Republican candidate.
But now Mince Krautus or whatever his name is, is openly calling on all swing states — i.e. Republican-controlled states that went for Obama — to make this change. Here’s how it works:
A presidential candidate would get one electoral vote for each congressional district that he/she wins. Most of these states have gerrymandered their Democratic representatives into a few congressional districts, so there are more Republican districts than Democratic, even if Democratic voters outnumber Republicans. A Republican candidate could win more districts than the Democrat (and win most of the state‘s electoral votes), even if the Democrat was way ahead in that state’s popular vote.
If all of the swing states had had this system in place last November, Mitt Romney would have defeated President Obama, 280 electoral votes to 258; even while getting trounced in the popular vote.
The RNC Chairman said red states “ought to be looking at” the above-described method of rigging the electoral votes:
“I think it’s something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at.”
Translation: “We can’t win if it’s a fair fight. Even our dirty tricks don’t work any more. Spewing out one vicious lie after another about Obama; billions of dollars worth of slanderous TV ads, financed by secret donors — and he STILL got re-elected! Rigging the Electoral College is our last chance, our only hope!”
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said:
“The Republicans want to rig the game. They know what they’re doing and we need to stop them.”
Wisconsin state rep. Jon Richards said:
“Once again they’re changing the rules because they lost the game — that’s what this boils down to.”
The time has come: Abolish the Electoral College.