Representative Steve Cohen introduced two bills on Thursday to both eliminate the Electoral College and prevent the president from having the power to pardon himself or his family.
Democrats like Steve Cohen don’t seem to be among the people who logically understand the reason for the Electoral College… or maybe they do, and that’s the reason they want it destroyed.
Eliminating the method of preventing election rigging in the United States, many people agree, is both wrong and dangerous. But, that’s not stopping Cohen.
He introduced two bills on the first day Congress was back in session. One, would do away with the very careful method of selecting the executive branch of government.
The Founders understood that slave-holding (democrat) states and others with large populations would hold too much power in a straight democracy, which is why they established a representative republic.
Almost every action they took in establishing the government was designed at promoting equality, eliminating the Electoral College will destroy that.
Cohen introduced the constitutional amendments for the college, and also for removing the ability of the presidential pardon for himself and his family. The shop was just one of many aimed at Donald Trump.
“Presidents should not pardon themselves, their families, their administration or campaign staff,” Cohen claimed. “This constitutional amendment would expressly prohibit this and any future president, from abusing the pardon power.”
Fortunately, the amendments are unlikely to pass since they require a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress and then must be ratified by three-fourths of states, but the fact that they have been introduced is not good.
Some Democrats have also increasingly criticized the Electoral College since 2016, when Trump lost the popular vote but won the presidency because he won the Electoral College.
“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said in his statement announcing the constitutional amendment.
“Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office.”
Wrong. Americans expect and deserve their representatives to follow the law that has worked for over two centuries.
Four lawmakers have introduced a bill to place New Mexico into an inter-state compact that requires Electoral College voters to cast ballots for the national popular vote winner, which is a great way to ensure election rigging.
Understanding the Electoral College is crucial for maintaining its protections, but sadly, public school systems leave it low on the learning list.
The following videos explain it.
Many people agree if Democrats succeed in this, it will be the end of the fair election process for the President of the United States, and the end of conservative values.