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Actually, it doesn't require a Constitutional amendment, unless the bill is to end the EC outright.

 

If, for instance, her bill merely requires the states to award their electoral college votes according to the nation-wide popular vote, that would keep the EC and therefore pass Constitutional muster.

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Amazing.

 

When losing an election they had every advantage in...the response is to change the rules.

 

What's funny? If they changed the rules and got rid of the EC chances are repubs would still win because suddenly republican voters in dem areas would have a voice again.

Here is why Dems and liberal assholes want to get rid of the electoral college. It gives more power to their sanctuary cities that they flood with illegal immigrants that they will allow to vote. These liberals and Dems have no use for the Constitution. They are essentially wannabe tyrants.

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I would support such a bill.

Of course you would. You think California should rule the country.

 

ABOSLUTELY .....

See what happens to liberals when they try to use big words?

Actually, it doesn't require a Constitutional amendment, unless the bill is to end the EC outright.

 

If, for instance, her bill merely requires the states to award their electoral college votes according to the nation-wide popular vote, that would keep the EC and therefore pass Constitutional muster.

What would be the purpose of an EC, if the electors are told to ignore their states votes?

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Actually, it doesn't require a Constitutional amendment, unless the bill is to end the EC outright.

 

If, for instance, her bill merely requires the states to award their electoral college votes according to the nation-wide popular vote, that would keep the EC and therefore pass Constitutional muster.

 

 

I don't see nh, ri, in, I'd, going that route

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Actually, it doesn't require a Constitutional amendment, unless the bill is to end the EC outright.

 

If, for instance, her bill merely requires the states to award their electoral college votes according to the nation-wide popular vote, that would keep the EC and therefore pass Constitutional muster.

Actually it does require a Constitution amendment (or a court cast going all the way to SCOTUS) if the goal is to "require the states to award their electoral college votes according to the nation-wide popular vote..."

 

U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1 - (in part) "Each State shall appoint, in such a Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct..."

 

That has always been interpreted to mean the legislature of the STATE, decides who the electors are (excluding those holding elected office) AND how they shall vote. In fact, 15 states REQUIRE that the electors cast their vote for the candidates who won the popular vote in their state.

 

All this whining about the popular vote makes a HUGE, erroneous assumption...that the candidates would have campaigned in EXACTLY the same way if the election was to be decided by popular vote. Anyone who thinks that is even remotely close to being true should never be allowed to vote again.

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