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Post A Way to Eliminate the Electoral College "Problem"
Created by John Eipper on 11/23/20 5:31 AM

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A Way to Eliminate the Electoral College "Problem" (Paul Pitlick, USA, 11/23/20 5:31 am)

I have learned over the years that A. J. Cave knows a lot about a lot of things. The Republicans have spent the last four years trying to limit the votes of people who don't look like them. We would have benefited from them actually doing something about election security, instead of tilting at imaginary windmills.

But surely, a solution to the current problem is not to disallow the votes of urban areas with a high African-American population. If we are going to recount one state because of a theoretical problem with their machines, don't all of the states that used that machine need to be audited? It's also interesting that in Pennsylvania where some counties allowed voters to "fix" their ballots, and other counties didn't, the Republican solution was to invalidate "fixed" ballots. Wouldn't it be better to allow the everyone to "fix" ballots, not just the select counties--count every vote!

As we see, the people who are trying to cheat now are the Republicans. Are we sure that the states who barely voted for the current president didn't actually vote for Biden, if we counted all the votes? Auditing only a few select states may just skew the information. Biden handily won the popular vote. Hard to believe that faulty voting machines really switched 3,000,000+ votes.

By the way, there is a simple way to de-fang the Electoral College (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact ). It doesn't require a constitutional amendment. Rather that spending a paragraph explaining it here, it's simple to look up. The Democrats should get this finished in the next four years, especially if the Republicans succeed in stealing this year's election. So far, all the court cases have gone against them, but it ain't over until it's over.

JE comments:  The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a commitment from the participating states to grant their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote.  It's tantamount to eliminating the Electoral College, but doesn't require amending the Constitution.  Although approval is pending in Red states Texas and South Carolina, as well as the classic "swinger" Ohio, so far the measure has been enacted only in reliably Blue states.  Presumably the goal is to avoid a repeat of 2000 or 2016, both of which resulted in Democratic losses.  Thus, I predict, the measure is doomed to fail--at least until a Republican wins the popular vote but loses in the EC.  And with the modern voting record of behemoth California, I cannot see how this will ever happen.

Returning to Dispute 2020, yesterday's big news was the dismissal/disowning by Trump's legal team of maverick lawyer Sidney Powell, the author of the Dominion Voting Systems conspiracy theory.  I'm curious what the full story is here.

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