Dem Rep. Steve Cohen falsely claims Electoral College ‘conceived in sin’ to perpetuate slavery

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:

The Electoral College has faced scrutiny in the years since President Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton despite losing the popular vote.

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.

Twitchy suggested Cohen listen to his constituents:

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…


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