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Election Denier Jamie Raskin: Electoral College A Threat To Democracy, Danger To American People (Video)

While appearing on Sunday’s edition of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Democrat election denier Jamie Raskin, D-Md., declared the Electoral College a “threat to democracy” and a “danger to the American people.”

Twitchy reminds us that “…Raskin objected to the certification of Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 on the basis that he was installed by Russia — but this was before 2020 when the phrase ‘election denier’ wasn’t thrown around every single day. ”

Which makes Raskin an “election denier,” and a “threat to Democracy.”

“I think that the Electoral College now, which has given us five popular vote losers as president in our history, twice in this century alone, has become a danger not just to democracy, but to the American people. It was a danger on January 6th, there are so many curving byways and nooks and crannies in the Electoral College, that there are opportunities for a lot of strategic mischief. We should elect the president, the way we elect governors, senators, mayors, representatives, everybody else, whoever gets the most votes wins,” Raskin told Margaret Brennan.

Here’s a transcript of the relevant portion of the interview, as posted by Breitbart:

MARGARET BRENNAN: This is an incredible body of work, all coming to this conclusion now, what do you think Americans at home need to know?

RASKIN: It’s a story of some real villainy and some real danger to democracy, but also of real heroism and commitment to American democratic freedom. And with democracy under attack all over the world, like with Putin invading Ukraine, and the Ukrainian people standing up for their democratic freedom, and tyrants and autocrats on the march everywhere, it’s good to know that we have a strong resurgent democratic spirit in America.

BRENNAN: The institution’s held. But at the conclusion of this, because you’ve spent almost two years investigating, what happens next for you? Are there pieces of this that in the new Congress, even under Republican control, need to be further investigated or somehow legislated around?

RASKIN: Well, when you say the institution’s held, they did hold just barely. The truth is that we need to continually be renovating and improving our institutions.

BRENNAN: How so? What do you mean?

RASKIN: Well, I think that the Electoral College now, which has given us five popular vote losers as president in our history, twice in this century alone, has become a danger not just to democracy, but to the American people. It was a danger on January 6th, there are so many curving byways and nooks and crannies in the Electoral College, that there are opportunities for a lot of strategic mischief. We should elect the president, the way we elect governors, senators, mayors, representatives, everybody else, whoever gets the most votes wins.

BRENNAN: So, you don’t think that this reforming of the Electoral Count Act, which is really just making clear that the Vice President’s role is just ceremonial with the electors, you don’t think that solves the issue?

RASKIN: It doesn’t solve the fundamental problem. I’m for that, and that’s the very least we can do and we must do. It’s necessary, but it’s not remotely sufficient. You know, we spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year exporting American democracy to other countries, and the one thing they never come back to us with is the idea that, ‘Oh, that Electoral College that you have, that’s so great, we think we will adopt that too.’ You know, Thomas Jefferson said that he deplored the sanctimonious reverence with which some people look at the original handiwork of the framers when they should be looking to their own experience. He said the framers were great and they were patriots, but they didn’t have the benefit of the experience that we’ve lived and we know that the Electoral College doesn’t fit anymore, which is why I’m a big supporter of the national popular vote interstate compact, where it’s bubbling up from below, but there are now 15 or 16 states and the District of Columbia, who’ve said we’re going to cast our electors for the winner of the national vote once we get 270 electors in our coalition.

Here’s video:

Essentially, Raskin just said the Constitution sucks, and to “fix” it, we need to get rid of the parts Democrats don’t like.  Especially the parts that prevent them from maintaining tyrannical power indefinitely.

While we’re at it, why don’t we just get rid of the Bill of Rights, and declare America a one-party dictatorship, just like Nazi Germany or the former Soviet Union.  Isn’t that what Raskin and the Democrat Party wants?

Reaction to Raskin’s outrageous comments on social media was pretty much what you’d expect:


Yes, they do. They hate America and everything about it. But they love power. Just like the Nazis and the Soviets did. When you get right down to it, that’s what they really want.


Exactly what the left wants…


But undermining the Constitution and destroying America are the primary goals of the evil corrupt Democrat Party. And the media is just fine with that. I sometimes think the media would love it if Democrats declared Biden Dictator-for-Life, nullified the Constitution and ruled just like Stalin.


So true. In fact, the entire subversive, evil Democrat Party is a threat to America.  We would be better off banning the Democrat Party.

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