This West Is OUR West

Dems Want To Abolish the Electoral College

January 6, 2019

By Shari Dovale

There are more than 330 million people in the United States, and they all need to be represented in Congress.

However, Democrat Steve Cohen believes that the people in nine states should determine how the entire country is run. Even more to the point, a select few counties should make those decisions for everyone else.

Cohen has introduced a proposed constitutional amendment that would abolish the Electoral College. He said in a statement that that proposal was inspired by his party’s defeats in two presidential elections in the past generation — Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016, and called the electoral college “outdated”.

As you can see by the map below, half of the US population lives in these select few counties.

Not-so-coincidentally, these same counties are heavily democrat-controlled, as can be noted on the following map of the 2016 Presidential election.

Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that all of the votes cast in the 2016 election were valid, and no illegal voting took place. If we go by the numbers being touted, then Hillary Clinton won the popular vote margin over Donald Trump with totals of 65,788,583 to 62,955,363 respectively, a margin of approximately 2.8 million votes.

However, 4 of the top 10 most populated counties in the US are in California, with a total of nearly 19 million in just those 4 counties.

Even the Associated Press reported that Clinton won only 487 counties nationwide, compared with 2,626 for President Donald Trump. This equates to about 15.6% of the counties in the United States, a far cry from a majority.

Abolishing the electoral college would guarantee that the liberals in these few counties would control the destiny of every American in all 50 states.

Do you want people that have never been to your state decide what is best for you? Should people in Los Angeles decide how Alaska should be run? Should New York residents determine the solutions to the Western States land issues?

The good news is that constitutional amendments being passed through Congress require approval by two-thirds of both chambers and then by three-fourths of state legislatures, meaning measures perceived as essentially partisan have no realistic chance of passage.