2008 Democrats Revered the Electoral College

Call it intellectual regression or timely hypocrisy, but there was a time when liberals understood and articulated the wisdom of the very Electoral College system that has them unhinged today.

Although back in 2008, it wasn’t about so-called voter suppression of blacks by Republicans. It was even more important: the possible “disenfranchisement” of white Democrats by Hillary’s Democrats.

As we all know, getting rid of the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote (as mentioned above) means candidates would only campaign in the large urban areas and disregard the more Republican rural areas.

One thing the liberal media and Democrat pundits conveniently haven’t mentioned that there are also millions of Democrats who live in those red areas as well. Democrats who volunteer and donate to the party. Wouldn’t want to have the ground machines halted and potentially lose out on those all-important dollars squandered on politicians who will blow off their states altogether.

But they’ll find a way to justify that later.

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  1. otto

    Before this election, in Gallup polls since they began asking in 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states) (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided).

    Support for a national popular vote has been strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independent voters, as well as every demographic group in every state surveyed. In the 41 red, blue, and purple states surveyed, overall support has been in the 67-81% range – in rural states, in small states, in Southern and border states, in big states, and in other states polled.

    Most Americans don’t ultimately care whether their presidential candidate wins or loses in their state or district . . . they care whether he/she wins the White House. Voters want to know, that no matter where they live, they matter to their candidate. Most Americans think it is wrong that the candidate with the most where they live, even if they were on the losing side, their vote actually was equally counted and mattered popular votes can lose. We don’t allow this in any other election in our representative republic.

    The National Popular Vote bill was approved in 2016 by a unanimous bipartisan House committee vote in both Georgia (16 electoral votes) and Missouri (10).
    Since 2006, the bill has passed 34 state legislative chambers in 23 rural, small, medium, large, Democratic, Republican and purple states with 261 electoral votes, including one house in Arizona (11), Arkansas (6), Maine (4), Michigan (16), Nevada (6), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (15), and Oklahoma (7), and both houses in Colorado (9).


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