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Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:00 AM Jan 2021

Close to 100% of the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol

were Republicans or RW independents/Libertarians. The Sedition Caucus is 100% comprised of Republicans. 45% of Republicans support the storming of the Capitol.

We need to end the Electoral College, and, by doing so, permanently end the Republican threat to our democracy. The Republican party has become an instrument of fascist insanity, as we have witnessed over the last four years. When Joe, or Kamala, wins the next Presidential Election, Republicans will fight to overturn the legitimate results of the election again, just like they are still doing now, 2 months after Democrats won in November.

The best path to preventing these fascists from destroying democracy and overthrowing our government, and subsequently instituting an authoritarian fascist dictatorship, is to eliminate the Electoral College, and have Presidential Elections decided by popular vote.

Republicans have proven, beyond all reasonable doubt, that they cannot be trusted to recognize the results of a legitimate election, and will challenge the results of a legitimate election, by any means possible, including violence and other seditious activity. Trump did not orchestrate this debacle all on his own. He had almost universal cooperation in orchestrating a coup from the Republican party, from Republican administration officials, Republican Senators, Republican Representatives in the House, right on down to the Republican white supremacist terrorist filth that is still plotting to overthrow our government as you read this.

If we want the United States to remain a free and fair democracy, we must eliminate the Electoral College before the next Presidential Election.

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Close to 100% of the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol (Original Post) Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2021 OP
K&R, they are straight calling all of the terrorist antifa ... that's their excuse uponit7771 Jan 2021 #1
K&R Guilded Lilly Jan 2021 #2
If there was ever an opportunity to repeal this paean to slavery, the Electoral... NNadir Jan 2021 #3
Elimination of the Electoral College would require a Constitutional Amendment sagesnow Jan 2021 #4


(33,621 posts)
3. If there was ever an opportunity to repeal this paean to slavery, the Electoral...
Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:15 AM
Jan 2021

...College, it would be now.


(2,824 posts)
4. Elimination of the Electoral College would require a Constitutional Amendment
Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:16 AM
Jan 2021

and that will not happen any time soon, IMHOP.

"Recently, an amendment to outlaw flag burning may be gathering steam and President Clinton has endorsed the idea of a crime
victims' rights amendment. Other amendment proposals that are popular with some congressional leaders would allow voluntary
school prayer, make English the country's official language, and abolish the Electoral College.

Among amendments adopted this century are those that gave women the right to vote; enacted and repealed Prohibition; abolished
poll taxes; and lowered the minimum voting age from 21 to 18.

The amendment process is very difficult and time consuming: A proposed amendment must be passed by two-thirds of both houses of
Congress, then ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states. The ERA Amendment did not pass the necessary majority of
state legislatures in the 1980s. Another option to start the amendment process is that two-thirds of the state legislatures could ask C
Congress to call a Constitutional Convention.

A new Constitutional Convention has never happened, but the idea has its backers. A retired federal judge, Malcolm R. Wilkey, called a
few years ago for a new convention. "The Constitution has been corrupted by the system which has led to gridlock, too much influence
by interest groups, and members of Congress who focus excessively on getting reelected," Wilkey said in a published series of


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