Republic not Democracy

This is a great summation of what the Democrats aren’t understanding:

…”We should also abolish the Electoral College”. The US is a republic, not a pure democracy – this has been covered plenty; and the Electoral College exists to ensure that a president is elected with a regional consensus. That is, a president must accumulate enough EC delegates to demonstrate that he or she is acceptable to most people in most parts of the country. If the US elected presidents by popular vote, citizens from certain states or regions would literally have no say in who becomes president; A half dozen populous states would pick the president every election.

The Democrats are coming to grips with the fact that they’ve become an east coast/west coast party, and that’s not enough to carry a presidential election. They have the population, but not the electors. This is why there’s so much talk about abolishing the Electoral College lately. So, rather than assess why they’ve lost most of the country, they seek to destroy the constitutional safeguards restraining them. I don’t know what else to call that other than self-serving and un-American.



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