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AOC’s Scheme to Eliminate ‘Racist’ Electoral College Gets Blowback

Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY recently trashed the Electoral College as a scam that is racist and unfairly providing an advantage for white people. The complaint that the way the United States elects presidents, by a majority of the electoral votes of the states rather than a majority of the popular vote, is unfair is not a new one. The Democrats have lost two national elections, once in 2000 and the other in 2016, even though more people voted for their candidate in recent memory. AOC, though, was the first national figure to put the complaint in such stark, racial terms.

Political figures in the heartland are not taking AOC’s complaint without offering a response. Sen Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, took the fiery congresswoman to task in a tweet.

“Actually @AOC, eliminating the Electoral College would silence our voices here in Iowa and in many other states across the country.

“This is just more evidence of how out of touch the Democrats have become.”

Former Arkansas Mike Huckabee, a Fox News contributor, added:

“The great sage, AOC, apparently didn’t take Civics so she wants to get rid of the Electoral College. The college we need to close is the one who gave her a degree! She won’t watch this but hope you will. Electoral College is good for Dems and GOP.”

Huckabee included a YouTube excerpt from his show on the Trinity Broadcast Network in which he, among other things, discussed the purpose of the Electoral; College and the current controversy surrounding it, Huckabee explained the purpose of the institution, using small words so that people like AOC might understand,

As most people who had been awake in civics class remember, the Electoral College ensures that presidential candidates have to solicit the votes of all Americans, not just those in a handful of high population state. Such as California, New York, Florida, and Texas. Under a system in which a presidential candidate has to get the popular vote, people in the heartland, in states such as Iowa and Arkansas, would be ignored and disenfranchised.

Townhall sought the advice of Tara Ross, a lawyer, and expert on constitutional history, to expand on the reasons that the Founders established the Electoral College. Ross quoted none other than civil rights icon Vernon Jordan to explain why the institution is crucial for ensuring that African Americans have political power and influence.

“’Take away the electoral college,’ Mr. Jordan wrote at the time, ‘and the importance of that black vote melts away. Blacks, instead of being crucial to victory in major states, simply become ten percent of the total electorate, with reduced impact.'”

Ross went on to explain the dangers of direct democracy.

“Americans would be better served to remember the real history of the Electoral College: The institution was created because the Founders knew the dangers of simple democracies. Two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner are not just. Instead, the Founders created a system of checks and balances, including our Electoral College.”

Ross went on to note that political affiliations of states are not permanent. Texas and Florida used to be part of the “solid south” that voted straight Democratic since the Civil War. The two states now tend to vote Republican. California, as recently as the 1988 presidential election, went to the Republican candidate, George H. W. Bush. The state was also the home of such Republican luminaries as Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. No, California is a reliably Democratic state. But none of these states of affairs are necessarily permanent.

Nor is the Electoral College racist. It is not structured to favor one race over another. The fact that more African Americans live in coastal, urban centers that in the rural heartland is an accident of history.

Finally, according to Ross, the Electoral College ensures that politicians seeking the presidency has to seek the votes of all Americans.

“The purpose of our state-by-state presidential election process is simply to ensure that voters from a variety of regions, states, and subcultures are taken into account at election time. The truth is that the Electoral College helps all Americans, no matter their skin color. It does this by rewarding presidential candidates who do the best job of taking into account the needs of a wide variety of voters.”

In other words, the key to gaining the presidency is to forge coalitions of a wide variety of Americans, not cherry-picking just one numerous group and ignoring anyone else. As Ross might say to AOC if she were her student, thus ends the lesson.

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  8. By the same logic of getting rid of the Electoral College we could get rid of the House of representatives and just go with the Senate.

  9. What do you expect from a demorat moron?

  10. A.O.C. WHAT A CLUELESS DISGRACE

  11. She seems to call everyone RACIST. I don’t even know what it means anymore…

  12. California, had over 2.5 million illegal DEAD Democrat people voted in the 2016 election and other states had more then 1.5 million dead voters. In California, Judicial Watch, made California, clean their books of all dead voters the same must be done in the other states, this is a scam used by the Democrats through the United States that has to be corrected.
    The Democrats in California, have been in control due to this illegal action, but the 2016 election was just plain terrible and soo crooked. 2020 could bring big changes to California???

  13. AOC must be the biggest RACIST around because she keeps talking about racism!!!!

  14. I have a strange feeling that Blunder Woman Cortez is autistic! If she doesn’t speak she may look normal but something is wrong with her brain!

  15. AOC is an absolute idiot. Something that has been going on ever since voting began and the Electoral College was first instigated legally and in fairness, this makes the election of a president fail and square. If left without the E. C., presidential elections would never be fair. For example, this past elections would possibly have turned out in favor of a criminal and liar of liars for president because of millions of illegal votes. And the one or two prior elections for Obama, many voters were threatened, illegal votes by unqualified immigrants and a goodly number of dead persons stolen names and possibly many people received a sum of money paid to them if they would vote for Obama, an illegal candidate I believe in the first place, making that a election a false election. SO THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE MUST REMAIN IN PLACE FOR ALL ELECTIONS COMING UP AND IN THE FUTURE TO BE FAIR AND SQUARE!

  16. Many people are not concerned with real facts especially these kind of facts: Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler were both “elected” to their offices by popular vote!! If anybody wishes to investigate just a tiny bit of history, BOTH of these monsters were Marxist/ Socialists, just like the current Democrat/Socialist/Marxist party is today.

  17. TBTG FOR THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE……OTHERWISE, ELECTION RESULTS WOULD SWING IN FAVOR OF THE PARTY THAT WOULD “MANUFACTURE THOUSANDS OF FAKE VOTES” , ENLIST ALL ILLEGAL VOTERS…AS WELL AS THE DEAD.

    IN THE UP-COMING 2020 ELECTION, THIS PARTY WOULD BE THE DEMOCRATS…….WHICH IS WHY AOC WANTS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE DONE AWAY WITH.

    DOES SHE ACTUALLY THINK SHE’S SMARTER THAN OUR FOUNDING FATHERS??

    HER “GREEN NEW DEAL”, “FORCING AMAZON OUT OF NY” WITH HER STUPIDITY GONE BERZERK, WHICH KILLED MANY NEEDED JOBS THERE, ALL HER ANTI-SEMITIC-ANTI-AMERICAN PREJUDICES, SOCIALIST HOCUS POCUS …FOR OPENERS, SHOULD HAVE CONVINCED THE ENTIRE GOV’T. AND COUNTRY LONG AGO THAT SHE’S “A LITTLE GIRL PLAYING DRESS-UPS AND PRETEND”.

    CAN SHE PASS AN IQ TEST THAT WOULD SHOW SHE HAS AT LEAST FIVE MARBLES KNOCKING AROUND IN THAT SEEMINGLY EMPTY HEAD OF HERS?

    AOC AND HER OTHER THREE LOONEY -GOONEYS SHOULD ALL GO SPEND A NIGHT IN JEFFREY EPSSTEIN’S CELL. IT MIGHT BE THE ONLY WAY THE U. S. A. CAN GET BACK ON THE ROAD TO “PEACE AND SENSIBILITY”.

  18. Johns Hopkins and Fairfield Universities

    Outstanding valid summary of why we have and why we need the Electoral College.

    Fred Harden III aka “GreyHairandGreyMatter”

  19. Squad falling apart. Omar screwing around with worker, and AOC trying to screw with the constitution. Good luck tootsies.

  20. AOC, is not worth a comment.

  21. AOC ignores all reasoning and logic. She doesn’t care about all Americans, Seh only cares about her Socialist agenda!

  22. O’l Horseface is at it again I see.

  23. It’s no longer how “LOW THE LIBERALS LIKE HER WILL GO”, but how “CAN THEY GET MUCH MORE STUPID & IGNORANT”!

  24. Cortex is as dumb as a bag of rocks, no offense bag of rocks, she is only relevant on twitter because we can’t help having a good laugh!

  25. To all you politicians in Congress,”get smart” and send the entire SQUAD packing! They are a disgrace to our country and should be removed from Congress. If Nancy Pelosi can’t move on this,then we need a new speaker of the house!

  26. Cortez, I call you what you are, a hypocrite and a liar. You are the Racist!

  27. Well what can we expect from AOC the barmaid dummy. Duh…

  28. AOC IS JUST ANOTHER SUPER DUMB DEMORAT/MUSLIME COCKROACH WITH NO BRAIN CELLS. THESE ROACHES SHOULD NOT BE ANYWHERE NEAR OUR GOVERNMENT AND THIS COCKROACH IS IN CONGRESS? HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS SHIT HAPPEN? AMERICANS NEED TO WAKE UP, WE LET OUR GOVERNMENT GET WAY TOO BIG AND WAY WAY OUT OF HANE.

  29. What is wrong with you???

  30. Is AOC as dumb as she pretends to be?

  31. Even when I was a young man in high school I was in awe of what a Genius concept the electoral college is. How could our founding fathers have such great foresight! it’s absolutely an amazing idea! Boston University and Yorktown high school should be absolutely embarrassed for producing such an idiot!

  32. Puerto-Rico, pleaser take her back home and stick a plunger down her throat, can not stand hearing of her.

  33. Ever since AOC came onto the political scene she has proven she is one pea short of a full pod !

  34. No one ever said AOC was smart. As the famous phrase goes, “Stupid is as stupid does,” and it always reveals itself eventually. Just hope her constituents have the intelligence to vote her out in the next election.

  35. This former barmaid and waitress has no knowledge,about the world.She like a lot of other Democrats would love,to rewrite the Constitution.
    Yea like get rid of the electoral collage where not all Americans voices,would be heard.They want the popular vote instead which is dangerous.
    As for this being racist is stupid America is made up of,those with different. Religion’s,skin colors it is not just white people there.
    In fact AOC is the racist she is against everything America stands for.

  36. Here I am, looking at the way some people who are elected chose to rip open at the heart saying that if you don’t agree with them, you become a ‘RACIST!’ I’m fed up with these people who hold an elected office or are challenging an opponent to get elected. Their WORDS are predicated on ‘RACE and being a ‘WHITE’ homogenize person who has now lived under 14 PRESIDENTS, being 82 years of age, I have seen it all. I follow politics closely, I myself have worked for candidates who were honest and most of them were elected. I have BEEN ELECTED TWICE, THE LAST TIME AS A MAYOR OF A CITY. IT WAS HARD WORK. MORE TO SAY ABOUT IT, IT IS TIME TO CLOSE FOR THE DAY!

  37. I think more talk needs to go to the DNC being hacked!! Nadler should be investigating what happened then….or is he and Pelosi scared about what will come out?? Being blackmailed by their IT? The Democrats have a lot of nerve, don’t they??

  38. I wish this woman would go back to high school and read her history and US Government books again…. and learn it. Then she will see how totally STUPID she looks when she opens her mouth on things like the electoral college.. Notice Dems didn’t mind it when Obama won. Get over yourself AOC!!!!

  39. I Hope the Democrats Kill each other !

  40. AOC, please do us all a big favor and keep your donkey mouth shut! You not only sound like a donkey, you look like one too!

  41. AOC is about as stupid as SEARS Blaming its customers for their failure. SEARS is failing due to poor customer Service and AOC is failing because she is a crazy racist Cuban nut case. Neither can blame anyone but themselves.

    The crazy part would be to for the public to shop at SEARS or vote for AOC again.

  42. well if oboma gets away with re-drawing the demographic lines in every state , the elect will be over , it’s called gerrymandoring witch everyone is crying about right now , so why is he allowed to do it

  43. The great sage, AOC, apparently didn’t take Civics so she wants to get rid of the Electoral College. The college we need to close is the one who gave her a degree! She won’t watch this but hope you will. Electoral College is good for Dems and GOP.”

    WHY DOES THE NEWS MEDIA CONTINUE TO PUT THIS RAGING IDIOT FRONT PAGE NEWS?? SHE IS A COMMUNISTS /FASCIST OF THE WORSE KIND…IF THAT CAN BE SAID. SHE IS UNPATRIOTIC AND REALLY COULD BE BROUGHT UP FOR LIBEL AND/OR TREASON.. THERE HAS TO BE ‘SOME” BRIGHT LAWYER THAT CAN INDICT HER FOR SOMETHING AND END US SEEING HER EVERYWHERE…IF SHE DID GOOD, I WOULD NOT MIND BUT SHE IS JUST PLAIN TROUBLE KEEPING HER HAND IN POLITICS…HOPE SHE DOES NOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT..SHE SHOULD RESIGN AND TAKE CARE OF HOUSECLEANING. PROBABLY THE ONLY THING SHE WOULD BE GOOD AT. 🙂

  44. AOC and football players are full of hate against this country. Very selfish bunch of idiots..

  45. It is painfully obvious that AOC needs a lot of lessons on how our democracy works. You almost have to feel sorry for her, in her lack of understanding. However I do not. After getting slapped down on so many things that she has allowed out of her mouth, you would think she would do a little homework going forward to circumvent this three ring circus. Do I laugh or do I feel sorry for her? Both!!

  46. To start with I’m white,and I have no intention of apologizing for being white,as I remember it was white people who founded this country,so white people have a right to say what takes place here,to Hell with this idea of white privilage,the majority rules and there are more of us than anyone else,thats the trouble with immigrates who come in here and want to change everything to suite themselves,to Hell with them,they can go start their own country somewhere else and take all of these white people who are ashamed of who they are and have a need to apologize for who and what they are all of the time,if they chose to hate themselves for being white thats there problem,they don’t have my sympathy,if AOC doesn’t like it,then let her take sorry ass back to Puerto Rico .

  47. Can and when will that IDIOT be ejected from office?
    ?

  48. AOC Give me a BEER to go

  49. My comment on this is simple. The last Presidential Election the Democratic Candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, choose to practically ignore a large section the North Central United States because she was convinced we were solidly Democratic. I think on that point she is correct, however, under President Barack Obama we were largely ignored and our region suffered greatly. For some of us, we still don’t feel any real recovery. That being said, we were tired of Washington DC and other areas of the country not hearing us. So, the consequence of Ms. Clinton ignoring us was her loosing the election. That Election was Her’s to win, or lose. To win that election all she had to do was pay some attention to the areas of this country that were feeling disenfranchised. This should also be a warning to the Republicans. We are tired of being ignored. Both sides pay us lip service and then ignore our needs. This is a word of caution to the Democrats and Republicans. Continue to ignore us at your own risk. We are in the throw the rascals out mood.

  50. CORTEZ IS OUT OF HER MINE!!!!!

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