Glenn Beck agrees with the idea proffered by the Family Research Council to only use the Electoral College in certain states.
Ken Blackwell, formerly the Secretary of State of Ohio who oversaw the 2004 Presidential election there, has a grand idea.
Don’t abolish the Electoral College completely but only in states that have large cities. Like Chicago or San Francisco.
Clearly Blackwell has learned that just having huge lines to vote isn’t an effective deterrent by itself.
The idea is in lieu of the current system of choosing our Chief Executive, as set forth in the Constitution; some states would use the aggregate of totals in Congressional districts.
And other areas would revert back to the current system.
If you can’t beat them, steal it.
As anyone who has been paying attention knows the local legislatures are breeding grounds for the conservative influx into Congress. Gerrymandered districts have provided safe seats for politicians with extreme views. These folks, who often eschew the full gamut of government, cut their teeth in the state capitals.
There is now a burgeoning of legal justification for undermining One Man One Vote.
Several jurisdictions even waited a couple of hours after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act before introducing restrictive voting identification laws. Ah, such restraint.
Many people have issues with the Electoral College, including Al Gore and everyone who voted for him. But it either needs to be removed by Constitutional Amendment or retained. It cannot be used to elect candidates who don’t notice or care about the diversity of this country and the changing demographics.
Beck thinks it is a grand idea.
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