Warren continues: “I want my second term to be elected by direct vote”
Perhaps attempting to distract from her tanking poll numbers and Medicare for All disaster, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is again calling for an end to the Electoral College. She floated this non-starter back in March.
She claims that after she wins, she wants to win her second term by popular vote.
My goal is to get elected—but I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College. I want my second term to be elected by direct vote. pic.twitter.com/a2Lj2a9F0F
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) December 2, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) isn’t even the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but she’s already looking forward to running for her second term as president — a term, she hopes, she’ll win by popular vote after she eliminates the Electoral College.
. . . . At a stop in Waterloo, Iowa, Warren waxed poetic about her first term in office as President Warren, and suggested that among her top priorities is a rewrite of the Constitution, eliminating the Electoral College and replacing it with a popular vote.
When asked about the Electoral College, Warren said she wanted to “get rid of it” — a statement she’s made before — and then added that her “goal” “is to get elected and then be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College.”
The Electoral College is established by our Constitution, so she can’t get rid of it with a pen and a phone. Instead, she would have to get a Constitutional Amendment passed by supermajority in both Houses of Congress and passed by three-fourths of states.
Alternately, a constitutional convention could be called by the states. Neither scenario is going to happen; the latter never has.
The Daily Wire continues:
The Electoral College is spelled out in the Constitution, so the Constitution would need to be amended, a process that requires the assent of two-thirds of the U.S. House of Representatives, two-thirds of the Senate, and three-fourths of the states. Although that’s happened before (and with some regularity) it hasn’t happened in decades, and with an increasingly polarized electorate — particularly one that feels the change is only “necessary” because Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral but not the popular vote — it’s unlikely to happen any time soon.
The states themselves could elimate [sic] the Electoral College by agreeing not to send electors — and some did just that in the wake of the 2016 presidential election — but, and perhaps this is the most deeply ironic problem for Warren, states like Iowa, who don’t have the kind of population that would make them relevant in a national popular vote, probably wouldn’t agree to a system that wipes out their voice in elections.
Needless to say, people have thoughts.
The POTUS literally has zero say in the process to eliminate the Electoral College. If your goal is to help push through a bunch of moronic constitutional amendments, you should stay in the Senate. https://t.co/1IxE2od4Va
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) December 2, 2019
Under this system, candidates would spend their time almost exclusicely in NY, CA, TX, and FL. Why would they bother caring what voters in IA or ND think? This idea is crap, and you should do some long thinking about why this is a terrible idea. https://t.co/SdkyThSg5v
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) December 2, 2019
Actucally @notaxation is correct. The electorial college was created in order to avoid rulership by the urban centers of America.
Politicians would only visit big cities if it was merely a popular vote. Electorial college forces politicians to campaign in rural areas.
— Darnell Clayton (@Darnell) December 2, 2019
Making absurd, completely unrealistic promises is rapidly becoming her specialty. https://t.co/py1s6D84aS
— David French (@DavidAFrench) December 2, 2019
Democrats are still on tilt after losing 2016, and the Electoral College has been on their radar again as a result. They likely can’t win on the New Green Deal, Medicare for All, abolishing ICE, open borders, “free” everything, and the grab bag of lunacy they are currently running on . . . as long as the Electoral College is in place.
For her part, Warren is desperate to get some media attention that doesn’t involve her fumbling on Medicare for All or her horrific nosedive in both Iowa and national polls.DONATE
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