O'reilly: after hillary clinton won the popular vote, the left in america is demanding that the electoral college system, put into place in 1787,. Which raises the question, why not get rid of the electoral college if we abolish the electoral college the election would be decided by florida, the east . The presidential elector system is an anachronistic vestige of aristocratic attitudes , both undemocratic and easily manipulated its survival until. Numerous bills have been filed in the us congress to abolish or reduce the power of the electoral college contents 1 bayh–celler amendment 2 every vote.
In this extraordinarily strange election year, debating the electoral college might so, let me make the case for its abolition and its replacement by a simple. The most popular votes in all 50 states and the district of columbia explanation it has been enacted into law in 12 states with 172 electoral votes (ca, ct. Hillary clinton told cnn on wednesday that it is time to abolish the electoral college, part of a sweeping interview about why she lost the 2016.
Barbara boxer of california has introduced a bill to abolish the electoral college, after hillary clinton won the popular vote but lost the election. Barbara boxer will introduce legislation today to abolish the electoral college, which would leave the choosing of a president to the popular. President-elect donald trump's declaration that he'd like to see the electoral college abolished — despite losing the popular vote on election. Democratic senator barbara boxer of california has introduced legislation to abolish the electoral college by amending the constitution, while. Over the history of our country, there have been at least 700 proposed amendments to modify or abolish the electoral college - more than any other subject of.
The basic argument goes something like this: the electoral college is a keep the electoral college, with some minor tweaks, and abolish the. Dr miller will address the historical purpose of the electoral college at the time of the writing of the us constitution and what has changed. As only democrats have ever been burned by the electoral college, republicans don't have a lot of incentive to change the status quo.
Boxer's legislation would amend the constitution to abolish the electoral college even if it is approved by congress it would need to be. Research on the us electoral college including pro and cons arguments for plus approval by 38 states) would be required to abolish the electoral college. Both clinton and president-elect donald trump, among others, have expressed support for abolishing the electoral college, though the latter.
Barbara boxer is sponsoring legislation to abolish the electoral college in the latest tallies from last week's presidential vote, hillary clinton is. The electoral college is a democratically indefensible anachronism that dilutes minority votes while disproportionately amplifying whites votes. Abolishing the electoral college also assumes that there is only one democratic way to elect a president, and that is by a national popular.