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WaPo's Editorial Board: It's Time to End
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Posted By: MissMolly, 11/17/2020 6:38:32 AM

The Washington Post on Sunday penned an editorial calling for the elimination of the Electoral College. According to the editorial board, it's time for America to be covered by the majority without the protections for the minority. From the editorial (emphasis mine): ...The electoral college, whatever virtues it may have had for the Founding Fathers, is no longer tenable for American democracy. We write this with full awareness of the challenges of adopting a new system, with respect for many of the people who continue to argue against a switch, and with awareness that any change may have unintended consequences.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HammerDax56 11/17/2020 6:48:25 AM (No. 608255)
The Left wants this desperately. We’d all be clones of California. Their wish is our command. Globally speaking, we’d all go the way of China, which Biden has already embraced, because they’re the most populous. Death of individual liberty. Bezos/WaPo Nirvana
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Petronius 11/17/2020 7:00:10 AM (No. 608269)
It's time to end the Washington Post, it is a clear and present danger to America.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak 11/17/2020 7:10:51 AM (No. 608276)
Past time to stop supporting Bezos by buying on Amazon.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99 11/17/2020 7:14:36 AM (No. 608279)
Funny how they never complain about the EC when they are winning.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 11/17/2020 7:51:45 AM (No. 608316)
But it sure is tenable for an American republic.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 11/17/2020 7:52:10 AM (No. 608318)
Without the electoral college we would be like Israel with no major party getting a majority of 50%. Power would then be in the hands of small factions like the Greens and Libertarians who would decide which party to have coalitions with. If anything Electoral votes should be decided by congressional districts . The system is fine as it is .
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Reply 7 - Posted by: RayLRiv 11/17/2020 8:10:46 AM (No. 608339)
Isn't this rag owned by Jeff Bezos?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo 11/17/2020 8:26:03 AM (No. 608350)
Not just no, but HAIL NO!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Highlander 11/17/2020 8:30:57 AM (No. 608358)
“A republic, if you can keep it.” Liberals and leftists have no concept of what a Republican type of government entails. That’s why they keep using the word, “democracy.” They know plenty about Marxist theories of governing without having any awareness of the downside. They can look at communist-caused miseries, such as food shortages, delapidated neighborhoods, and rampant crime, and call it “progress.” They actually live their philosophy as we can see in the videos of Antifa/BLM violence; they are some of the scuzziest people possible.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Taxed2Death 11/17/2020 8:36:29 AM (No. 608362)
It takes a 2/3rds vote in both the House and the Senate, followed by ratification from 3/4ths of the States. Lotsa luck on that. As to the supposed compact amongst several states to award their Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote, that constitutionally requires approval by both houses of Congress and likely is unconstitutional anyway.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JL80863 11/17/2020 8:38:06 AM (No. 608363)
The enemies of Liberty crawl out of their holes.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Synicle 11/17/2020 8:57:01 AM (No. 608373)
Simple procedure to follow: Get all the conservative rural Americans to support amending the Constitution. Duh!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JimJr 11/17/2020 9:10:31 AM (No. 608387)
Hey, WaPo, where do you think food, water and emergy for your beloved cities comes from?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 11/17/2020 9:10:43 AM (No. 608388)
This idiocy answers the question of who is smarter, the WaPoo Editorial Board or the Founding Fathers of the Eighteenth Century? I'll go along with what has been working for 250 years versus what has never worked, college-educated fools who have been brainwashed by other college-educated fools.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 11/17/2020 9:13:30 AM (No. 608390)
Or do as #3 suggests. It only takes a few seconds longer to go to the actual on-line retailer of a product instead of giving Amazon a piece of the action because it's a little easier. If you need a Cabella's product, go to the Cabella's website.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40 11/17/2020 9:18:35 AM (No. 608398)
Put it to vote and change the Constitution. If you cannot then shut the hell up!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: paral04 11/17/2020 9:19:12 AM (No. 608400)
So some hack reporter thinks that the erudite Founding Fathers, who had more knowledge and integrity than they, should throw away the Electoral College? Maybe a courses in American History and the "Federalist Papers" should be studied before he mouth's off.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: jimboscott 11/17/2020 9:29:08 AM (No. 608416)
that would be the second foot in the grave. Lose the Electoral College and we are absolutely, 100% done for. We become the most northern Central American country at that point.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob 11/17/2020 9:32:22 AM (No. 608425)
Eradicate all the states in between to become California west and New York east the dividing line would be the Mississippi River. Like the WaPo really matters to anyone listening to some pointy head editorial board. Get a job.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/17/2020 9:34:06 AM (No. 608427)
That's because we were NEVER a "Democracy!" Find a TRUE Democracy somewhere in the world, Beth, and take up residence there. Mess with the U.S. Constitution by sedition and get ready for war.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: andyboy 11/17/2020 9:38:37 AM (No. 608435)
You can end the Electoral College any time you want -- just get 2/3 of the states to amend the Constitution. But why bother? You already have a way around the Electoral College. It's called Dominion.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 11/17/2020 9:44:53 AM (No. 608444)
There IS NO "American democracy". There never has been. Our brilliant founding fathers were absolutely abhorrent of 'democracy'. A democracy is best described as two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. The Electoral College is a very carefully, actually brilliantly, designed method to protect smaller states from the larger states (wolves). The Washington Commie Post has been a far left propaganda organ for decades now. Their appeal for the mythical, intentionally not-used, avoided-by-the-Constitution "American democracy" is a mix of their arrogance, their ignorance, and their leftist frustration with the wonderful power of our Constitution.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/17/2020 9:45:00 AM (No. 608445)
Yeah. The population of LA County is around 10 million. The population of the state of Wyoming is around 600 thousand. I'm sure the folks in LA County know all about the oil and gas industry and cattle ranching. With the popular vote, they'll be deciding about such matters.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/17/2020 10:09:17 AM (No. 608481)
So speaks the mouthpiece rag for the most intolerant political party ever. They know exactly what would happen if they got rid of the electoral college. Would pretty much gut our constitution, also another goal of the Liberals. They just cannot handle the fact that our country's founding and our constitution is Divinely inspired. All rights do come from God, not the Left. That has to make them absolutely infuriated
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Reply 25 - Posted by: HotRod 11/17/2020 10:11:08 AM (No. 608483)
That would be a sure-fire way to start a civil war. They don't realize that we have those big, coastal cities surrounded. We control the food, energy, and transportation infrastructure between them. We also have them outgunned. The gender-confused snowflakes populating the big cities, like the WAPO editors, don't think things through. They don't even understand that they would have a healthy resistance movement from within!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: AGGW 11/17/2020 10:55:56 AM (No. 608530)
They end protections for rural America; rural America ends their food supply. Sounds like a fair swap to me. They don’t seem to understand that their very existence depends largely on fly-over country.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 11/17/2020 11:02:28 AM (No. 608532)
#26, but that cuts both ways....rural America needs the markets of the cities to prosper, too.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/17/2020 11:13:38 AM (No. 608550)
If so, then 2 Senators for NH, NJ, Delaware, Conn, Mass, are no longer tenable. I don't know if these places can be even be considered a state.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Vaquero45 11/17/2020 11:23:30 AM (No. 608565)
Why don’t they just drop the name “Washington Post” and rename the damned thing “Pravda”?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rama41 11/17/2020 11:40:18 AM (No. 608584)
If Democrats take the Senate, the addition of more Democrat states will make the Electoral College irrelevant anyway. We'll just be California writ large.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Geoman 11/17/2020 12:38:40 PM (No. 608639)
The writers and editors at WaPo are fully aware of the requirements for amending the Constitution. They also realize that the majority of states would never ratify such an amendment. I believe that they have taken the measure of the majority right-of-center Americans and determined we will not put up any meaningful hair-teeth-and-eyeballs sort of fight. They believe that they can get away with by simple democrat fiat, like they appear to be doing with the 2020 election. I guess they figure we will not defend the electoral college if we do not defend the sanctity of our own votes.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 11/17/2020 3:41:11 PM (No. 608739)
The Hermit Crab Editorial Board: It is time for Rural America to stop feeding Urban America.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: 4Liberty2020 11/17/2020 7:57:21 PM (No. 608946)
We need to ban the Washington Post.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Muguy 11/18/2020 7:53:04 AM (No. 609211)
So we not longer live in a Constitutional Republic where the Bill of Rights PROTECTS US from the rule of the mob or as is being pounded into our lexicon "Democracy" Democracy Democracy Democracy Democracy Democracy Democracy Say it enough times in the media and they will have us acting like Pavlov's dogs! The Founders wanted the INDIVIDUAL CITIZEN to be free from the rule of an overbearing government!
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