If it weren’t for the Electoral College, New York City and Los Angeles would determine every national election outcome. There would be practically no point in Middle America even voting. Talk about voter suppression.
When we vote in the primary, it’s not much different. We have delegates who go to local and state conventions, and eventually the national convention to vote for the nominee.
As much as people have been trying to say our country is under a mob-rule system of government, that is not the case, and it never has been. We are a Constitutional Republic.
Or at least, that’s what was intended. Following the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Benjamin Franklin stated that they had created “a Republic…if you can keep it.”
People only want the Electoral College scrapped, because their side lost. That’s obvious.
They think they can game this “unfair” system to their benefit by convincing members of the Electoral College to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton. In fact, there’s a petition to that effect on Change.org that’s gotten nearly 4.5 million signers.
One way these Hillary Clinton fanatics are trying to “convince” electors to violate their respective state laws and break the rules by switching their votes from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, is by threatening to kill them. I suppose that’s one way to do it. And we’ll find out next month if their strategy worked.
The Detroit News reported on one such elector from Michigan who’s bound to vote for Donald Trump. His name is Michael Banerian:
“You have people saying ‘you’re a hateful bigot, I hope you die,’ ” he said. “I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out. And I’ve received dozens and dozens of those emails. Even the non-threatening-my-life emails are very aggressive.”
The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would “put a bullet” in his mouth. Banerian said he deleted the rest of the emails and messages “because as you can imagine they’re clogging up my email.”
“Even if I could, I wouldn’t be remotely interested in changing my vote,” said Banerian, a political science senior at Oakland University and youth vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party. “The people of Michigan spoke, and it’s our job to deliver that message.”
Think the “real news” media is going to cover something like this?