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Old 09-02-2019, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: Chris Hayes: Electoral College ‘Would Be Unconstitutional’ If It ‘Wasn’t Specific

Originally Posted by WallyWager View Post
I think his point was that if we did start out by choosing a president based on a national popular vote, had the electoral college never been conceived and written into the constitution and we tried to implement such today, that it would be ruled unconstitutional by the courts. We would go from an equal vote for every citizen in an presidential election, to a person in a more populous state having less voting power than someone in Idaho due to how electoral votes are distributed under our current system. It's really not that stupid.
Actually, since the presidency was never designed to be decided by popular vote it is that stupid. The founders well knew the stupidity of allowing unfettered democracy. History is pretty solid on the fact it never works for long. That is why, initially, the Senate was selected by each state legislature and not by popular vote. If we had the brains of a dead cockroach, we would go back to that system.
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