Electoral College Now In House’s Sights

Electoral College Now In House’s Sights

Electoral College Now In House’s Sights

Who didn’t see this coming? Yeah, pretty much everyone did.

The House of Representatives has officially introduced House Joint Resolution 14, proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the electoral college. Because even when Democrats win, they want to make sure that they are the ONLY ONES who can ever win again.


And that would be what would happen. The country would literally be ruled by the coastal states and middle America would rarely, if ever, get a say in a presidential election again.

Now, is this bill going to move quickly through the House? Who knows. If it gets through the House, will it pass through the Senate? Gee, it sure would be nice if the Senate was under Republican control for the next two years as a bulwark against the craziness the House wishes to pass, but we don’t have that. Instead, Republicans are stuck hoping that Joe Manchin decides to buck the Democrat leadership and not wipe out things like the filibuster and vote for court-packing, and therefore doesn’t feel like upsetting the Constitution to abolish the electoral college. It’s a legitimate hope, given Manchin’s comments, but a very thin one that should not have been gambled upon or should be counted on.

And if it passes both House and Senate, then the amendment would have to be ratified by the states. Now, the math is not exactly on the Democrats’ side when it comes to passing an amendment to abolish the electoral college – or any amendment, actually. Amendments must be passed by two-thirds of the House, two-thirds of the Senate, and then ratified by three-fourths of the states. So a simple majority for Democrats in the House, and a tiebreaker majority in the Senate, is not going to be enough to pass an amendment.

That does not mean that just because the math isn’t in the Democrats’ favor, they aren’t going to try their hardest to change public opinion on the electoral college. The popular vote sounds simpler and more appealing to a population that was never required to study constitutional civics, but who doesn’t realize that it would permanently hand over control to the largest and most populous states. Anyone feel like letting California pick the president every single election from here on out?

So, how do we stop Democrats from trying to get rid of the electoral college?

First, educate people. Share the Prager University video above, or perhaps this one from Khan Academy that breaks down the electoral college math for older kids (it was produced in 2011 and uses the 2008 election as its reference). Too many people hear “electoral college” and just don’t know what on earth it means. Since we can no longer trust the media or our schools to be honest brokers of information, we must educate ourselves and those around us.

Second, write/call/email your Representatives and Senators. They deserve an earful from their constituents at all times, and never more so when they are actually considering changing the United States Consitution with an amendment that would permanently alter the way we do presidential elections.

Finally, stay vigilant. The next two years are going to be difficult ones legislatively and executively, I have no doubt of that. How we choose to respond now matters. Are we going to spend our time pointing fingers, nitpicking, and tearing apart what we do have? Or are we going to regroup, retrench, strategize, and stay focused on what needs to be our first midterm aim – winning back the House from the likes of Nancy Pelosi and the Squad? If we can do that, then this type of insane attempt to rewrite the Constitution can be stopped before it gets started.

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  • Mickey says:

    90% of the country is screwed. CA NY are going to once again eff up our constitution.

    I’m so tired of fighting these commies

  • Aussie Supporter says:

    The Democrats would already be installing fake voters to ensure House election wins in 2 years.

    Unless the American people and Republican law-makers make a stand now you might as well start sewing up little green jump suits with stars on them.

    I wonder if we can odds on how many Press Conferences Biden will do where he takes questions from the “Media”?

    Republicans need a loud mouth like Acosta yelling in the Press Core about Vote Fraud and Chinese Hookers sucking on Meth Pipes.Since under Court ruling they cannot be excluded from Press meetings, lets have a few Republican Acostas in there to upset the obedient little Press Core.You watch the Judges change their minds then.

  • Steven Grigsby says:

    Here is a link from the far leftist site Slate of all places that will show you the destruction that the elimination of the EC would cause. Click on COASTS and they anywhere else on the map and see just what happens. U will C why we have the EC


    • GWB says:

      And my answer to their self-important little graphic is…
      Who cares?
      You’re impressed by how big something is? By how many people you can stuff into a burg? Who cares? BTW, aren’t y’all also the same damn people who say the world is over-populated? That the whole place should be more like Montana or Wyoming?

      No, consistency is not a problem for the NY nomenklatura.

      • GWB says:

        (Not aimed at you, Steven, nor your use of the graphic. It’s the arrogance of their “Wow, isn’t NY great?” attitude based solely on how many warm bodies you can stuff into a place. Should have made that clearer.)

  • Bucky says:

    The Left can sidestep the need to amend the Constitution by enacting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Think it won’t pass Constitutional muster at SCOTUS? Want to bet your future on 9 (or maybe more by the time it gets there) black robed Imams who decide what the plain words of the Constitution really mean in today’s reality?

    Justice for Ashli Babbitt!

    • GWB says:

      You’re only betting on 5. Or 1/2+1 of whatever they stuff it to.
      And, yes, the compact itself is un-constitutional.
      And, yes, it won’t matter a bit if we rely on the beneficiaries of the technocracy to determine its constitutionality. We have to enforce it – with extreme measures if we must.

  • GWB says:

    but who doesn’t realize that it would permanently hand over control to the largest and most populous states
    Not even that. Because this would be essentially the last step in abolishing states’ sovereignty, it would hand over control to the largest cities. And the urban “elite” would rule the rural peasants forever.

    (Note that the only reason we have more than a handful of “red” states right now is because inside the states, there’s still non-population based legislative houses that allow a voice for the non-socialists and non-technocrats.)

    First, educate people.
    Amen. And the very first point to make is that their second “whereas” is a lie:
    Whereas the electoral college is premised on an antiquated theory that citizens will have a better chance of knowing about electors from their home States than about Presidential candidates from out of State;
    The electoral college has nothing to do with the knowledge of the people and everything to do with state sovereignty. It’s because the states elect the president.

    Also remember (and educate others) that this country is NOT a democracy, and for damn good reason. (And those reasons are aside from the electoral college bit. The Founding Fathers feared mob rule, and rightly so. And you should too, after the last year or three.)

    Finally, stay vigilant.
    Very true. Even though they put this in the bill:
    within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification
    If this ever passes a Congress, it will haunt our lives for the next half century, regardless of how many states refuse to ratify it. Remember the ERA? Yeah, that one is still around to bother us, despite it being killed by a stake through its heart 4 decades ago. It hasn’t been successful, so far, but the Democrats in Virginia thought it could be zombified 38 years after its deadline passed (which was the illegally extended one, 41 years since its actual freshness date).

    Personally, I think a smart Republican would now offer amendments to repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments. It would be a great opportunity to educate the people about the compact between the states that IS the Constitution.

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