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Tue Dec 6, 2016, 02:42 PM

Bernie Sanders on Electoral College: Examine now


As you know, when Bernie speaks we progressives listen. He spoke, and this time he thinks it's time to "...re-examine the Electoral College..." Bernie Sanders bases his premise on the fact that Hillary Clinton is now over 2 million votes ahead of Donald Trump in the popular vote. Could there be something wrong with this out-of-date institution that has been questioned for years and also stole the vote from Al Gore in 2000. Here's what Bernie said:

"We have one candidate who had two million more votes than the other candidate but she is not going to be sworn in as president, and I think on the surface that's a little bit weird."


Many agree, including Sen. Barbara Boxer from California who has introduced a bill to scrap the Electoral College, which most think has no chance of getting anywhere in a Republican Congress. Progressives have to face this fact head on that liberal issues are going to be on the back burner for four years or at least to when Trump is impeached or resigns. That is, as far as the GOP is concerned. But the hip Democrats and Independents know this is the fight of our lives.

There's plenty of common sense to this thinking if this is a country of "We the people..." Damn the additional efforts to use the popular vote. If our technology will get us to the moon, it certainly should be able to count the votes quickly and accurately following an election. Bernie thinks all this falls in line with where the Democratic Party is going in the future and how it should be led. The Vermont Senator thinks US Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota can do the job.

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Response to Nasty Jack (Original post)

Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:48 AM

1. The Electoral College was not created for a high purpose, and it doesn't serve one now.

This article sheds light on its original purpose: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/electoral-college-slavery-constitution/

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Wed Dec 21, 2016, 01:50 AM

2. THE PROSLAVERY ORIGINS OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE (more of an academic article than the one above)

http://people.uncw.edu/lowery/pls101/wilson_chapter_outlines/The%20Proslavery%20Origins%20of%20the%20Electoral%20College.pdf

Yes, it's time to re-examine the Electoral College, and to work towards its abolition.

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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 10:20 AM

4. A CA to address the Electoral College Pro Slavery legacy

GORDON v. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION, et al.
United States District Court -DC _ Case 1:16-cv-02458-RJL _ Monday, Dec. 19th, 2016
COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF IN THE NATURE OF MANDAMUS, AND OTHER INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
...The constitutional framers of 1787 established a rigged electoral franchise predicated on racial quotas that disproportionately favored a white minority. The original constitution of 1787 racially privileged white minority affirmative action articles is reconstituted in our time by the mechanism of "winner take all" politics that is not grounded in the Constitution or Federal law...Plaintiff is entitled to an order in the nature of a mandamus to compel Defendants to reject Certificates of Votes that only record the award of electors by the least fair allocation of presidential electors on a winner-take-all basis ungrounded in State Law, Federal Law or the US Constitution over the obviously more fair proportional allocation of presidential electors based on Amend142, as enforced by 2U.S.C6...

www.electors.us

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