How clever our Founding Fathers were by giving the infant America the Electoral College. They knew from that early time of our nation that someday that there just might be a few states with mass populations and the rest of the states would need representation and we see it happening today that without the Electoral College we would only have a handful of states calling the Presidential election most of which are blue states that are turning socialists so what would happen to the rest of the states may I ask? What would happen is that the Presidential candidates would ignore them and run mainly in those populated states which would create a great injustice to the rest of the nation. Our Founders took care of that problem manly because they had the foresight and common sense to realize that this could be the possibility some day. We have had some states wanting to undermine our Constitution and our Founding Fathers by trying to eliminate the Electoral College but a Federal Appeals Court has ruled on the issue.
The following was posted by Gregg Re, published by Fox News: “In a major blow to state-by-state progressive efforts to effectively replace the Electoral College with a nationwide popular vote, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that presidential electors in the Electoral College have the absolute right to vote for presidential candidates of their choice.”
“Democrats have increasingly sought to erase the Electoral College’s influence by promoting state laws that would force electors to vote for the national popular vote winner — and those laws were now in jeopardy as a result of the court’s ruling, legal experts said.”
“The Electoral College system is established in the Constitution. When voters cast a ballot for president, they are actually choosing members of the Electoral College, called electors, who are pledged to that presidential candidate. The electors then choose the president. Electors are selected by state parties at nominating conventions, and generally consist of party leaders, activists, and other luminaries.”
“However, a constitutional amendment eliminating the Electoral College would require two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve the measure, along with three-fourths of state legislatures. Alternatively, Congress could hold a national convention and states could host ratifying conventions, but a two-thirds majority would still be necessary.”
I have already heard on a couple of different occasions President Trump stressed of the fact that if the Presidential election was decided on the popular vote he would just have had to change the method of his campaigning which of course that means he would have been campaigning in the most populous states and both candidates would be ignoring the rest of the country which is how I started this post. This is never going to happen considering how difficult it would be to eliminate the Electoral College as I showed in the paragraph above which would require two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve the measure, along with three-fourths of state legislatures. All I can say is nice try socialists, It’s never going to happen!
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