Leon Friedman, Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, has declared that the electoral college is unconstitutional even though he admits it’s written into the Constitution.
Try wrapping your head around that for a moment. He claims the Electoral College was developed because of slavery and the 3/5ths solution. That is patently false. The Electoral College was developed before the 3/5ths solution. (Ironically, the cast of a certain play called the Electoral College an abomination. Someone should tell them that the Electoral College was the brainchild of Alexander Hamilton)
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The real reason for the Electoral College was to prevent 4 states from deciding every presidential election. At the time, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland could have prevented the other nine states from having a voice in selecting a president.
Remember, the country did not consist of 13 parts. The proposed country would be a partnership between 13 colonies. You couldn’t coerce them, you had to win them over. The two houses of congress and the Electoral College did that.
Friedman writes, in part:
That [Electoral College] system has allowed the loser of the popular vote to win the presidency in five of our 56 Presidential elections. Such a system would be illegal in any state or local election.
But it is contained in the Constitution. Can a section of the Constitution itself be unconstitutional? The answer is yes.
We are all aware by now that we do not vote directly for a candidate in a Presidential election. We vote for electors who will (presumably) vote for the candidate who won the popular vote in the state, when the college meets after the election (Dec. 19, 2016).
Incidentally, members of the Electoral College are now being targeted with death threats by supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton in an effort to stage a coup d’etat. Some of those electors have received death threats.
- Eric Holder pushing to end Electoral College to rig presidential elections for Democrats
- Texas elector to Hillary supporters issuing threats: Go to hell
- Michigan electors receiving death threats: ‘I’ll put a bullet in your mouth’
- Actor Michael Shannon: Time for Trump voters to die
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