The Democrats are many things, but unpredictable is certainly not one of them. In addition to moving to enforce various big government programs, Democrats are also striving to abolish the Electoral College, according to Townhall.
All things considered, it’s safe to say that the left’s disgust for this faction of the government has to do with the epic loss they faced in 2016 when President Trump absolutely annihilated Hillary Clinton.
A Full Breakdown
In the latest attack on the Electoral College, House Democrat Steve Cohen put forth two pieces of legislation. The first one would end the Electoral College, while the second one would halt presidents from issuing self-pardons or pardoning their relatives.
An excerpt from a press release regarding the aforementioned bills reads as follows:
“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 elkection of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President.”
So in layman’s terms, Democrats are struggling to win with the current system, so they want to change it.
Nice to know.
An Attack on America
In many regards, the Electoral College only became a target of left-wing outrage after Hillary Clinton failed to beat President Trump in the 2016 election. Moreover, Democrats are not really concerned about the “direct election” of government officials; they merely want to tip the odds of gaining more power in their own favor. Isn’t it funny how that works?
The truth of the matter is this: Democrats cannot and should not be given leeway to make changes here and there when they believe it will help their party and hurt Republicans. If Clinton had won or been elected because of Electoral College votes, Democrats would not be introducing legislation in order to abolish the institution. Although unfortunate, it’s extremely easy to see the real reasons and motivations behind the Democrats’ actions.
For what it’s worth, the legislation which Cohen put forth is virtually guaranteed to go nowhere. Even if the blue House successfully voted on it, the bill would have to go through the Senate. It would never pass and even if it did, it would be immediately vetoed as soon as it hit President Trump’s desk.
What do you think of Democrats’ attempts to abolish the Electoral College? What do you think are their real motivations? Let us know in the comments section below!
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