Why do Democrats think that in a country as divided as ours it would be easy to amend the constitution and eliminate the electoral college?
- FlowerLv 71 month ago
They dont say it will be easy but they keep on trying to convince the public and others in Congress to do that.
- PLv 71 month ago
Actually you don't need to amend the constitution to essentially change the effect of the current system. All the states have to do is vote to award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote or to split their electoral votes. A number of states have already done that and if at one point a majority of the states made those changes it would be the effective end of the current system without actually amending the constitution. It's widely predicted a large state like Texas could turn blue in which case a system where it split its electoral votes would actually benefit the republicans.
- BillLv 71 month ago
@Llewen: You should review recent court rulings. States are no longer allowed to tell electors how to vote. The plan by blue states to force their states to go with the popular vote effectively went up in smoke.
Democrats think they can deal with division of the country by merely disarming the people. If the people are disarmed it doesn't really matter how much they protest.
- ChrisLv 61 month ago
If Antifa thugs throw enough of their urine and feces at people who want to keep the Electoral College, surely they will change their minds.
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- BrianLv 61 month ago
Show me where any Dem Reps/Sens are even talking about doing this in the first place.
- 1 month ago
Because EACH STATE GETS TO CHOOSE HOW TO DIRECT ITS ELECTORS TO VOTE
Therefore it would not take an Amendment
"In the United States of America, an interstate compact is an agreement between two or more states. Article I, Section 10 of the United States Constitution provides that "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress... enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State." Consent can be obtained in one of three ways. First, there can be a model compact and Congress can grant automatic approval for any state wishing to join it, such as the Driver License Compact. Second, states can submit a compact to Congress prior to entering into the compact. Third, states can agree to a compact then submit it to Congress for approval, which, if it does so, causes it to come into effect. Not all compacts between states require explicit Congressional approval – the Supreme Court ruled in Virginia v. Tennessee that only those agreements which would increase the power of states at the expense of the federal government required it.
Frequently, these agreements create a new governmental agency which is responsible for administering or improving some shared resource such as a seaport or public transportation infrastructure. In some cases, a compact serves simply as a coordination mechanism between independent authorities in the member states.
Such compacts are distinct from Uniform Acts, which are model statutes produced by non-governmental bodies of legal experts to be passed by state legislatures independently.
Treaties between the states, ratified under the Articles of Confederation during the period after American independence in 1776 until the current U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1789, are grandfathered and treated as interstate compacts. This includes agreements like the Treaty of Beaufort, which set the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina in 1787, and is still in effect."
- -j.Lv 71 month ago
We don't think it would be easy.
It would require the people benefiting from an unfair advantage to be willing to stop benefiting from an unfair advantage. How often does that happen?
Still a worthy goal, even if it's hard. One citizen, one vote.
- colemanLv 61 month ago
democrats mix fantasy with reality, in fantasy anything can happen, in reality they have to accept that not everything is going to happen their way, the world doesn't revolve around the democrats.
- MarkLv 71 month ago
They don't think it will be easy, but as Sammy Davis Jr sang, "something's gotta give".
- August WestLv 51 month ago
It wouldn't. In fact it is impossible.Source(s): Democrat