6 Days Ago Trump Took the White House – Legislation Filed to Abolish the Electoral College
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) who is retiring by the way wants to abolish the Electoral College.
“In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the winner of the general election did not win the popular vote,” Boxer said in a statement. “The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately. Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts.”
If it were the other way around, would that make a difference? What if a nominee only needed the popular vote to win? Let’s say he or she won all the electoral votes but not the popular vote. You think we’d hear anything about that? Me neither. This is the reaction you get when your choice is not chosen; you blame the system for somehow failing you. This is simply a step in the grieving process.
Since the electoral college system is how this country chooses its President why is it under so much scrutiny? It is what it is. Until it’s changed we go by the results.
It only becomes an issue when things don’t go your way. So, that’s why Sen Barbara filed legislation on Tuesday to abolish it. She didn’t get her way.
She said, “electing the first female president was on her to-do list before leaving the Senate in January.” Sorry to tell you Barb, but that’s not happening. And it’s not happening because people have a personal vendetta against you either. Donald Trump won the election because he received the Electoral Votes needed to do so. That’s called abiding by the law; see how that works.
This is not Sen. Boxer’s first attempt at this either, she’s got a bulldog mentality… or rather a “boxer” mentality, no quit in that gal.
What do you think of the Electoral College? Should the popular vote be the only votes that matter?
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H/T: Los Angeles Times