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Tara Ross
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The "winner-take-all" allocation of electors does not violate the concept of "one person, one vote," as Mr. Lessig contends. (To the degree that there is a question, the relevant election pool is in each state, not a national election pool.) But let's assume for a minute that "one person, one vote" is being violated. It's completely irrelevant. The Founders deliberately rejected the concept of one person, one vote when they created the Electoral College. (They rejected it when they created the Senate, too.) The Founders were never trying to create a pure democracy, and state choices about allocation of electors do not need to comply with some purely democratic principle. The Electoral College blends many principles into one institution: federalism, republicanism, and democracy. The states have lots of choices.

Here's another way to look at it: We do not conduct one national election in this country. We conduct 51 separate presidential elections: one in each state, and one in D.C. Each state bears responsibility for its own internal election, and it has a lot of discretion to decide how its own citizens can best be represented in the Electoral College vote. States are fully within their powers to rely upon winner-take-all allocations at election time.

The point cannot be emphasized enough: The STATES, not the federal government, bear the vast majority of responsibility for presidential elections. With all due respect to everyone, the federal government and other national entities should get their noses out of the states' business. This includes federal fraud commissions, too. NOT D.C.'s JOB. #EndOfSoapBox

Naturally, I would be remiss if I didn't point out at this juncture that the last three chapters of my new book deal entirely with this issue of the STATES being in charge of presidential elections and why it is so very important to respect the Constitution in this regard. (Yes, even for the fraud commission.) I'll put a link in the comments. :)

If you choose to share this post, can I ask you to use the option that lets my comments be shared also? I'd hate to accidentally leave the impression that I agree with this proposed "reform" just because the link is coming from my page. Many thanks. :)

#ElectoralCollege #Constitution
The Time Has Come: Reform the Electoral College Now
The founders created the Electoral College, but the states made it winner-take-all. And that's the Achilles Heel where a new group has aimed its arrow.

Tara Ross As promised, here is the link to the book. :)
The Indispensable Electoral College: How the Founders' Plan Saves Our Country…

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Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 at 17:49 PM

The founders were very smart and deliberate thinking people who anticipated how densely populated states could change elections with a system consisting of a cumulative vote (Popular). 1 ,2 or 3 states shouldn't be allowed to govern over 50. Trump won 30 of 50 states to include Michigan, Wisconsin an Pennsylvania 3 Democrat bastions for over 28 years. He also won over 2600 of 3144 counties and the Electoral College Map Bled Red. Without California Trump wins the popular vote 1.4M. She accumulated 4.3M more votes than he. How could any rule of law god fearing constitution believing person would want the failed state of California to decide a National election?

HMJC commented on Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 15:17 PM


timeontarget commented on Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 15:37 PM

Not sure but I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said:

"If we ever allow our people to live in crowed conditions like in England and the ole country then we will become as corrupt as they are".

I'm sure that it was this thinking which led our founding fathers to create the electoral collage.

Thank God they were as wise as they were. Otherwise Hillary would have become President.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 03:36 AM

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in
Europe,we shall become as corrupt as Europe."--


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