Originally Posted by mlyonsd
One more thing, republicans are guilty of just as bad behavior for wanting to tweak the EC into their favor as the dems are for wanting to eliminate it.
Wrong again. But this one's hilarious.
If you eliminated the electoral college, you change how many elections in American history? And you would change it to fit popular opinion rather than an antiquated system that relies entirely on the good faith of a few hundred elitists.
If you adopted the measures that Virginia and a few other red states want, how many elections do you change in the past century? Almost every one that went against the conservative party, and you change them in ways that would go against what the popular opinion wanted. Oftentimes by millions
One measure is a tweak on a democratic system. The other is a direct threat to that democratic system.
But yeah -- totally
similar. We should be equally
outraged. Just like we should with Nebraska and Maine's one electoral vote. It's basically
the same scale of problem.