There are two types of Democrats; dumb Democrats, and Democrats who think you’re dumb. Go ahead and pick your favorite, because it’s just one or the other. When you hear them pandering to the lowest common denominator, it’s either because they don’t know any better- or because they think they’re dangling cheese in front of rats.
Since Donald Trump won the presidential election, they have been blaming everyone except themselves. They call him names, they call you names, and they lie their asses off. They’ve also blamed the Electoral College. Last week Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren came on stage at a CNN town hall and said that it’s time to get rid of the voting system set up by our Founding Fathers.
Well, if we know Dems, we know they’re going to use every dirty trick in the book to make the Electoral College seem like the worst thing since lynching (which Dems invented). So here are 5 reasons we actually need the Electoral College.
Democrats Can’t Be Trusted
They do it every time they don’t get what they want. They make up new rules. They start calling everybody names. And they cheat. Democrats are doing it right now with their call to expand the Supreme Court and to limit Justices terms. They don’t like that President Trump appointed two conservative leaning Justices in the last two years and will likely get to do that two more times if he wins re-election in 2020.
We also know that Dems love the Electoral College when it swings an election in their favor. In fact, when they win on the electoral vote, they accuse anyone who challenges the validity of the Electoral College of being ignorant. Because when Democrats lose, they make accusations.
A Crazy Little Thing Called the Constitution
The Founding Fathers were not just whistling Dixie when they invented our system of government. They created this delicate system of checks and balances in the hope that the tendency toward tyranny would be slowed down.
They created the Electoral College to make certain that presidents are elected by a diverse (Dem’s favorite word) group of citizens. They wanted to prevent the most populated states from being able to drag the least populous states down a path toward destruction.
Imagine if New York and California were allowed to vote for a president who promised to turn the residents of Maryland into second class citizens. The residents of Maryland would be very happy to know that the Electoral College would make this unlikely.
That’s the sort of thing the Founders imagined and wanted to protect people from. If smaller states were only allowed a number of votes depending on their size, then the bigger states would run roughshod over them. States like Texas would have to play big brother to the little states. It would be a clash of the most populous states, and poor little Maryland would be sweating bullets.
Plurality vs Majority
The Democrats aren’t complaining about the Electoral College because they thought it through and came to the honest conclusion that it stinks. Just the opposite. They’re angry because they dropped their candy in the sand and they want to get rid of the whole sandbox.
What they fail to consider is the difference between plurality and majority. It’s like our Maryland/New York scenario. If CA and NY voted to eat the people of Maryland, they would have a majority. But there would be a lot of other states who would vote against turning their fellow citizens into a decoration for an entrée. Those many states (with fewer people) is a plurality of voices. In other words, the Electoral College makes it so that the number of communities voting in the same direction are what swings a vote, not the number of people.
Communities have their own cultures and histories. The Founders wanted the voices of communities to matter. Otherwise- they understood- big states and cities could simply import people who will vote their way and rule the other states. It’s about preventing the tyranny of the mob.
Swing States vs Big Cities
Finally, we talk a lot about swing states during elections. Swing states change their political leanings. But big cities don’t. America’s Founders wanted the will of swing states to count and to not be run over by New York and LA every four years.
So, what we learn is that the Electoral College is about making every vote count. That’s something Democrats say a lot. But they don’t really care about making votes count, unless those votes come from the box with the big letter ‘D’ on it.