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Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:39 PM Jan 2021

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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It's now crystal clear that we must make every effort to end the Electoral College, (Original Post) Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2021 OP
I am in favor of this. Shell_Seas Jan 2021 #1
The U. S. Constitutions is the most difficult constitution in the world to amend dlk Jan 2021 #2
I was about to say... Wednesdays Jan 2021 #5
Have to get rid of the certification - the one this time on Jan. 6 treestar Jan 2021 #3
Unfortunately, impossible to do until republicans see it as a beachbumbob Jan 2021 #4

Shell_Seas

(3,349 posts)
1. I am in favor of this.
Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:43 PM
Jan 2021

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.

dlk

(11,655 posts)
2. The U. S. Constitutions is the most difficult constitution in the world to amend
Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:50 PM
Jan 2021

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.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
3. Have to get rid of the certification - the one this time on Jan. 6
Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:52 PM
Jan 2021

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

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