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Warren Wants to be the Last President Elected by Electoral College

Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announced on Monday that if she won the White House, one of her first acts would be to get rid of the Electoral College and make it so that the popular vote would decide who wins in the future.

She tweeted, “My goal is to get elected – but I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College. I want my second term to be elected by direct vote.”

In the attached video clip, she added, “Call me old fashioned, but I think the person who gets the most votes should win.”

Except, I’m not sure the term “old fashioned” is the right choice of wording. After all, wouldn’t the Founding Fathers’ Constitution and the creation of the Electoral College be a bit more “old fashioned” than her decidedly progressive ideas?

As James Madison put it, the Electoral College was put in place to avoid the “tyranny of the majority,” which just what the Democrats think they have achieved. According to them, they have the majority. And yet many don’t believe they can win against the GOP white working-class votes in midwestern swing states like Wisconsin anymore. So if they could just find a way to put themselves in control, then all would be fair.

In their minds, their choices are to either get rid of the Electoral College or possibly be banned from the White House for years to come. That is unless something drastic like a recession happens.

The only problem is that this not so little thing called the Constitution is standing in their way.

According to a poll earlier this year, most of the mainstream media and about 60 percent of Democrats believe that abolishing the Electoral College should happen. It is thought, most of this comes from the fact that Hillary Clinton had the popular vote in 2016 and still lost the presidency, which has happened twice for Dems in the last 20 years.

The New York Times has said the Electoral College is an “antiquated mechanism.” The Washington Post compared it to a casino game of chance, and Times magazine noted that it was created to protect slavery.

But short of a constitutional amendment, there is really only one way to undo the Electoral College. It is called the National Popular Vote movement. This is a pact between states that says their electoral votes will be given to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of who won in that actual state. The compact needs a combination of states with at least 270 electoral votes to pledge themselves to this cause. At present, there are 16 states who have signed the deal, adding up to 196 electoral votes.

So, where do the other 74 votes come from?

As you can imagine, all 16 states are pretty much solid blue, except for Colorado, which is nearly there. It is unlikely that swing states like Wisconsin will add their name to the list for fear they would lose the special treatment of having national attention placed on them every four years. Similarly, there is no way that GOP red states will sign and block themselves out of getting their candidate in the White House.

It seems the only way to add more names to the list would be if Republicans ended up winning the popular vote, and that has only happened once in the last 30 years. However, if that happened, you would be sure to see how many Democrat states could remove their names before Republicans could add theirs.

According to Warren, the popular vote means “every vote counts.” But really, it’s just the opposite. With the Electoral College being abolished, sparsely populated states like Wyoming and even the early voting state of Iowa would essentially lose their vote altogether. California and New York, with the largest populations, would essentially rule the nation.

That is precisely what Warren wants. It’s no secret the largest cities in the nation are solid blue, and as they grow, the Democrats’ reach only expands, allowing the rest of the country to literally be ignored.

And not just when it comes to elections. As historian Allen Guelzo said, once the Electoral College goes, “there would be no sense in having a Senate, and eventually, no sense in even having states, except as administrative departments of the central government.”

This is the tyranny of the majority: to overthrow our Constitution.

Comments (9)

  1. It must take a great deal of effort to reach the age of majority, hold a responsible position and still be so absolutely wrong-minded.

    • The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and the election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. … The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. The Electoral College is a body of electors established by the United States Constitution, constituted every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the United States. Therefore, if the crazy bitch somehow wins, she would have to 3/4 of the state legislatures to amend article II, and that isn’t going to happen.

    • It’s OK, go ahead and call her stupid. I guess she hopes that she will never be the sheep in the two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner scenario. For an alleged law professor she does not seem to grasp the way an amendment is adopted. It may include the Congress (but that is not required) and it will include the legislatures of the several states , but it does not require anything of a President.

  2. She stands with “One World Government” were ONLY a FEW would be in Charge of the whole wide world….I don’t know that it would be a good idea to have just A few “up there” doing to us ALL whatever they WANT and making themselves insanely RICH….I remember HITLER having the POWER over so many countries, after his INVASION of these countries, and NOBODY was “happy” as hitler PLUNDERED and MURDERED so many of these other countries and it’s people….There was and STILL is a REASON of why there were BORDERS put in place, the REASON is above, just mentioned it….No, warren should NEVER be President, actually she has really NO business in Government at all, just like the rest of these so-called democrats…..!!!

  3. Actually, Warren should have said that she would be the last person anyone would want as president. She is nothing but an ultra-liberal tax and spend Democrat who would soon morph into a wild-eyed socialist. Almost every word coming out of her mouth is tax, tax, tax. I think most Americans trust their own instincts based on their own desires and experiences to allow the government make decisions for us. The Democrats are wanting to make the entire population wards of the government and do our thinking for us. Under the Democratic plan we would all work for the government, not ourselves and out families. Our employer would send our wages to Washington and some half-smart bureaucrat would decide how much they believe we need and the government would return that amount of our wages to us. The remainder would go to fund the illegals, the unions, and the bloated government.

    We have a great President who is doing a great job and we sure as hell don’t need to destroy everything he has been able to accomplish in his three years in office. Lets continue on Trump’s course of greater prosperity for all American citizens.

  4. Warren got it all backwards if she does not realize by now that she would be the last person to become President!! What has Pocahontas been smoking, a war pipe???

  5. I personally think this was a misquote. I believe Warren really said that she would be the last person anyone would want to vote for president.

  6. It seems that all the DEMOCRATS want to do is destroy the National government and the Constitution. Have they all lost their minds. This nation has worked so well with its existing form of government for so long and now it seems that they have become so power hungry and destructive they want to tear down everything.

  7. She is absolutely correct in stating that she would be the last person elected through the Electoral College.
    She is unelectable so the statement will never be put to the test of a reality check.
    Faucahantis will never be able to rid herself of the self created baggage that she carries, a load heavy enough to make her not even pass the smell test in too many states.

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