The leftists among us really do want the Electoral College abolished. It’s been obvious over the years with the rhetoric bloviated by all and sundry after they lose presidential elections, especially when the popular vote appears to yield a different result. For a few months now, the talk about changing the way we elect presidents has waned, but that doesn’t mean the desire to shift to a nationwide popular vote has.
New York’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought up the possibility of ditching the distinctly American method of electing presidents over the weekend. Thanks to Molly Prince of the Daily Wire for bringing this to our attention.
“We’re coming to you live from the Electoral College,” Ocasio-Cortez said as she recorded an empty desert highway. “Many votes here as you can see — [it’s a] very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean, I can’t think of any other way, can you?”
Cute, AOC, cute.
This is not the first time the freshman congress critter has had not so nice things to say about the Electoral College. In March, she penned a screed trying to debunk the arguments that all Americans recognize as being the reasons why we have the Electoral College in the first place: so that the major population centers don’t control the presidency exclusively when there is a lot more territory than just those places to be governed.
That does not matter to people like Ocasio-Cortez who are more concerned with mob rule even than any sort of democracy where we would get nothing done. That is why the founders of this nation chose a republican form of government where representatives for the people and the states, technically, do all the lawmaking. The system has worked on and off for over two hundred years. Why should it be changed just because the left doesn’t like it?