Obama, you know the guy whose exit we’re all counting down, calls the Electoral College a “vestige” and a “carryover” from the time of the founding fathers. BTW, from Merriam-Webster, Vestige: the last small part that remains of something that existed before. You mean like the appendix that used to help Cro-Magnon man digest tree bark? Unfortunately that’s pretty much how he views the entire Constitution.
The very fact that Trump lost the popular vote by 2.8 million but BEAT Clinton by 3 million votes outside of California -1 large, liberal and populous state illustrates very well the function and need for the Electoral College.
The Elector College is not too unlike the Connecticut Compromise which during the Constitutional Convention was a way to insure a certain equivalency among the big and small states, the populous areas (cities) and the rural more unpopulated states. And the founders felt so strongly about these issues, the Constitution would never have been completed or ratified without the “Great Compromise” as it became known as.
But true to form, in a 2001 interview Sen. Barack Obama disparages the Constitution as merely “a charter of negative liberties”.
See Barry-boy Obama was deep into socialism then before he ever thought about becoming president. But his remark that the Elector College is a vestige from the time of the founding fathers takes the cake. If we were to get rid of the Electoral College and unless you live in one of the ten most populated states (California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, or North Carolina), you get election day off. Don’t bother going to vote, because your vote would not amount to a hill of beans.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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