Published: Tue, December 13, 2016
World | By Paul Elliott

Electoral College members demand probe into Russian hacking

Electoral College members demand probe into Russian hacking

In regard to the idea that we must abolish the Electoral College, here's some clarification. That is why we saw a giant red blob (Republican) on the electoral map between the East Coast and the Pacific Rim. This is the official document that states the outcome of the state's electoral college vote, and it includes the names of all of the state's electors as well. He said that after Trump was elected, he felt "confusion and fear for what the future would hold for both Mexico and the U.S".

The method of choosing the president was not designed for popular elections but for the deliberation of wise and accomplished men who were capable of discerning the qualities needed in a chief executive, according to Alexander Hamilton.

Twenty-nine states require their electors to vote for the candidate who received the most votes within their borders, and while Chiafalo believes these laws are unconstitutional, it is unclear the extent to which breaking them might invalidate their ballots.

Enough citizens working in the media must acknowledge the existence of the Electoral College to inspire enough other citizens to call their state assembly members, contact their electors, march on their state capitols and demand that the Electoral College fulfill its suddenly crucial duty of oversight. That would be a true representation of what the states want, not what we now have which is a State Population-Weighted State President.

What the Constitution does say in relevant part is that "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress". The Framers saw it coming two centuries away Dems grapple with lessons from Clinton disaster United States intelligence split on motive for Russian election interference MORE. If they think so, the presidential electors have the chance to save it by casting their votes for Hillary Clinton on December 19. "The further action would be for electors to become faithless", Edwards said, meaning that the electors wouldn't vote for the candidate who won their state, as they are bound to do by state laws. "You get more No Child Left Behind waivers, you get more disaster declarations, you even get more visits from cabinet members". Trump won the votes of 306 electors in last month's election, while Clinton won 232.

Since then, a growing chorus of dissenters has been challenging the disparate results of the popular and electoral vote tallies.

States can vote to change how they allocate electors, Smith said, but that's a steep order.

Hillary Clinton's popular vote "margin" was based on four large states (California, New York, New Jersey and Illinois). "And any sort of change to the Electoral College system is something that both parties would be very, very cautious about".

The Constitution itself, of course, makes no mention of popular votes because the framers never expected there to be any.

Just as an earlier generation recognized a flaw in the method of choosing a president and offered a remedy, we should act to fix the Electoral College. "And we guarantee that the candidate that gets the most votes wins the election". The Union fought the Civil War on the premise that we are a nation first and individual states second, making secession illegal.

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