Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their states to join a 10-year-old movement to work around the Electoral College.
In states including Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Mexico, legislators have said they plan to introduce legislation that would require their state’s Electoral College voters cast ballots for the presidential candidate who earns the most votes nationwide, regardless of the statewide results.
“Every vote in this country should have equal weight. The Electoral College is a relic of a bygone era, and we need to change this system,” said Connecticut state Sen. Mae Flexer, who filed a bill with several fellow Democrats requiring Connecticut to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
And those laws should be challenged in the Supreme Court, because they are completely unconstitutional. The states vote for the president, not the people. And the reason it is done that way is because every vote in this country should have equal weight!!!!!! If it wasn’t done this way, three states would decide the election for the entire country, and that isn’t bearing equal weight. Hell, it was already figured out that Hillary’s popular vote win came entirely from California. How fair is that?
This way of voting is actually written into the constitution, and if you want to change it, it is going to require an amendment. Period.
Ever notice this only becomes an issue when the democrat nominee isn’t the winner? If the tables had been turned, the electoral college would be praised by the left as pure genius.