On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., continued his war against the Constitution and the Electoral College with a false claim that the Electoral College was “conceived in sin” as a way to perpetuate slavery.
“The country is different than it was when the Constitution was drafted,” he told CNN, the network that misrepresented James Madison in a propaganda effort to help Democrats undermine and destroy the Constitution.
“When the Constitution was drafted, a lot of it had to do with slavery,” Cohen claimed.
“The slave states wanted equal representation in the Senate because they wanted to keep slavery,” he added. “The slave states wanted to have an Electoral College to where the members that they had in Congress counted towards the vote of president, where the slaves counted as two-thirds, and in the popular vote they would count as zero. So the slaves states didn’t want a popular election because their slaves wouldn’t count towards voting and the slaves states would have less votes.”
He wasn’t finished, however: “This is all conceived in sin and in perpetuating slavery on the American people and on the African-American people directly.”
Note to Cohen: Slavery was eliminated over 150 years ago at the cost of over 600,000 lives.
The Hill added:
Former President George W. Bush also won the Electoral College in 2000 after the disputed contest in Florida, even as he lost the popular vote to Democrat Al Gore.
Several Democratic-leaning states have entered a National Popular Vote Interstate Compact that seeks to bypass the Electoral College in favor of the national popular vote.
The compact cannot go into effect until the coalition includes states that accumulate at least 270 electoral votes.
Cohen also took his false claim to Twitter.
Since our nation’s founding, we have repeatedly amended our #Constitution to keep it in line with our changing circumstances. The #ElectoralCollege was a solution to 18th-Century issues that longer exists. It’s time to abolish it. #PopularVote #HJRes7 https://t.co/yVIOw2GN7g
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) March 20, 2019
Twitchy suggested Cohen listen to his constituents:
Are you RepCohen that ignorant of our Constitution?Dismantling the electoral college means voters in Tennessee will no longer have a vote for President.We will forfeit our voice to the most populated states!Why? Why would Tennesseans want to demolish electoral college?! We DON’T!
— jebby (@janconcern) March 21, 2019
Why are you pushing a NON-FACTURAL statement as to the Electoral College??!! Its always been based on the republic, the United States, a safeguard FOR ALL STATES, NOT 3 OR 4 OR 5, for the entire US. The Electoral College WAS NOT based on racial issues. You are RACE BAITING!!
— Chaz (@chaz_eds) March 21, 2019
So New York and California decides who becomes president of the country? Thanks for confirming your idiocy and that u r Constitutional illiterate. I am Cartwright constituent. No reply = Accurate statement
— W Torbeck (@dollahollayo) March 21, 2019
Representative Cohen…… I'm sorry Sir…….BUT to you are so very wrong…..
— SneakyPete ???????? ???????????????????? (@SneakyPete531) March 21, 2019
He’s a Democrat, so…
Keep in mind that Cohen put forward a Constitutional Amendment to abolish the Electoral College at the beginning of the current session of Congress and a number of Democrat-run states have joined the effort to undermine the Electoral College.
More and more, it appears that Democrats really are a direct threat to the United States…
- ‘Fake History’ CNN uses blatant lie to help Democrats’ war against Electoral College
- To HELL with the Constitution: Elizabeth ‘Fauxcahontas’ Warren calls for getting rid of Electoral College
- Democrats Illegally Subverting Constitution to Destroy Electoral College – Guaranteeing no Republican President Again!
- To hell with the Constitution: Dem Rep. Steve Cohen introduces amendment to get rid of Electoral College
- DNC boss Tom Perez falsely claims Electoral College not part of the Constitution
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