The latest one to make an issue out of the Electoral College is Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District is calling for the abolition of the Electoral College and why she is saying that I don’t think she knows, whoever is pulling her strings slipped into one of her speeches one day and it has become her policy and I truly believe she doesn’t even know what the Electoral College is except wanting to get rid of it and make the popular vote our presidential election’s main voting procedure but on the other hand you have good old Hillary lately making the same argument as to wanting to abolish the Electoral College, sour grape’s herself but not as much being sour grapes as wanting to make the presidency of Donald Trump seem illegitimate to the eyes of many which makes the hatred of the President even more so and that’s exactly what the socialists did to George W. Bush when he won his first election against Al Gore in 2000 even though the Electoral College is the real selection process put forth by our Forefathers that distinguishes the United States a Republic instead of a Democracy. I will talk more about this later.
The following was posted by Walter E. Williams, published by Townhall News: “The Founders saw our nation as being composed of sovereign states that voluntarily sought to join a union under the condition that each state admitted would be coequal with every other state. The Electoral College method of choosing the president and vice president guarantees that each state, whether large or small in area or population, has some voice in selecting the nation’s leaders. Were we to choose the president and vice president under a popular vote, the outcome of presidential races would always be decided by a few highly populated states. They would be states such as California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania, which contain 134.3 million people, or 41 percent of our population. Presidential candidates could safely ignore the interests of the citizens of Wyoming, Alaska, Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Delaware. Why? They have only 5.58 million Americans, or 1.7 percent of the U.S. population. We would no longer be a government “of the people”; instead, our government would be put in power by and accountable to the leaders and citizens of a few highly populated states.”
Many of our Forefathers actually did want only the popular vote and many wanted only the Electoral College as Alexander Hamilton was adamant on only the placement of a full Electoral College. From The Daily Signal: ” Alexander Hamilton defended the Electoral College in Federalist 68. He argued that it was important for the people as a whole to have a great deal of power in choosing their president, but it was also “desirable” that “the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.” So what we are saying here is if it was up to Alexander Hamilton we would not have a popular vote for President today and what happened was our Forefathers compromised to have both methods placed and as has been experienced the Electoral College determined the end result of the Presidency only four times.
It is obvious why are Forefathers are considered so smart. If they would have set up a system of Electoral College only or if they had set up a system of popular vote only to determine the election of the presidency America would never have survived as a nation. This way it’s always been reminded “if it isn’t broken don’t fix it.”