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Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:39 PM

It's now crystal clear that we must make every effort to end the Electoral College,

and have the popular vote be the only method of determining the winner of presidential elections.

This disgraceful debacle brought on by Trump and Republicans is the straw that broke the Electoral College's back.

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Reply It's now crystal clear that we must make every effort to end the Electoral College, (Original post)
Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2021 OP
Shell_Seas Jan 2021 #1
dlk Jan 2021 #2
Wednesdays Jan 2021 #5
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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:43 PM

1. I am in favor of this.

Over the past 200 years, more than 700 proposals have been introduced in Congress to reform or eliminate the Electoral College without any becoming law.

Abolishing it would require a constitutional amendment, which I believe would require 3/4 of all of the states to be on board.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:50 PM

2. The U. S. Constitutions is the most difficult constitution in the world to amend

Without a constitutional amendment, the Electoral Collage remains. It would be much easier if the states passed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Unless and until at least 2/3 of all states have democratic governors and legislatures, there isn't a single chance of amending the Constitution.

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Response to dlk (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:18 PM

5. I was about to say...

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:52 PM

3. Have to get rid of the certification - the one this time on Jan. 6

where both Houses of Congress if in the hands of the opposite party could vote against the result.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:13 PM

4. Unfortunately, impossible to do until republicans see it as a

 

problem and that ain't happening

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