The Electoral College is a difficult concept to understand, and now that Civics is no longer taught in public schools, fewer people know what the Electoral College is or does. The name does nothing to tip you off to its importance, and maybe we should call it the Great Equalizer. Suppose you live in one of the population meccas like New York City or the Progressive state of California. In that case, you probably agree with politicians who want to do away with the Electoral College and replace it with a popular vote. But that is not how our system of government was designed. It is how folks on the Left would like it to be. That is why the Left often makes the mistake of calling the United States a Democracy when, in fact, it is a Constitutional Republic. Let me try to explain the differences.
Our name gives you a clue as to what a Republic is. We are the United States of America. We are a collection of fifty individual states, each having its own government, and combined, all fifty participate in an election every four years to elect a President. Based on the two Senators combined with the number of Representatives a state has, it gives them the number of votes they cast in the Electoral College that decides our President. My small state of New Hampshire has two Representatives and, therefore, four Electoral College votes. California, on the other end of the spectrum, has fifty-five votes. More people equates to more votes. But the Electoral College makes my vote as important as someone voting in San Francisco. There are a total of 538 electoral votes. Majority needed to elect the President and vice president: 270.
If the country did away with the Electoral College and went with a popular vote count, the high-population areas like California and New York would dictate to the country who should sit in the White House. Since these areas are typically Liberal and vote as such, it would benefit Democrats to change the system. We on the Right can never let that happen.
Hillary Clinton was a strong proponent of eliminating the College, and the Squad has taken up the call. Elizabeth Warren is another that wants to destroy the Republic by going to a popular vote and converting America to a Democracy. They know that with the demographics of our urban areas, making the change would all but guarantee Democrat Presidents forever. No, thank you. An example on a smaller scale is New York State. In the 2022 Midterms, many House seats went to Republicans because much of the state is actually Conservative and Red. But, because the Governor is elected on a statewide popular vote, the voters in New York City dictate who the Governor will be and why upstate New York has to suffer with Governor Kathy Hochul.
The map of the United States at the top of this article shows how the West Coast and the Northeast are Blue, and the rest of the country is quite Red. Preserving the Electoral College will give the people in Red areas a fighting chance at determining who sits in the Oval Office. The Democrats are a shrewd bunch and are always looking for ways to tilt the table. The Electoral College is one, but lowering the voting age, allowing illegal aliens to vote, and non-resident college students voting in the state of their institution are some of the others. There are many more, but I wanted to focus on the Electoral College today. We must preserve it, but we must also do a much better job of spreading the word on why. That is the reason for today’s article. Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless and keep the United States of America.