JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SENATOR BOXER INTRODUCES A BILL TO ABOLISH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE – A MATTER LIKELY TO GO NOWHERE

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RINF

 

Big deal.

Some readers may not be aware that a bill cannot do this.

It just isn’t that simple, or it would have been done. Hillary Clinton called for the College’s abolishment after the 2000 fiasco election of Bush.

There have been quite a number of minority presidents owing to this backward institution created by Founders who feared democracy and did not like change.

The country would be better off without the College, but getting rid of it is a monumental task involving not just the Senate, Congress, and the President as in ordinary legislation but also a vote of all fifty states.

Constitutional Amendments in the US are huge, many-step affairs, sometimes taking years, and by the end of the process interest may even have been lost in the goal.

That, quite simply, is how America’s Founders planned it.

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Posted November 18, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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