One consistent difference between the left and right is over what type of government we Americans have. The right understands we are a constitutional republic. The left desires we be a democracy. Our founders were clearly not in favor of a democracy, which they rightly saw as a recipe for a tyranny of the majority, or mob rule if you prefer. Our constitutional republic protects certain rights (natural rights) from being voted away by a majority.
The left, of course, being collectivists really hate that. And one big campaign issue in 2020 is going to be the electoral college, which protects our smaller states, and our liberties. Liz Warren, is really not a fan of such things. She would much prefer America have its decisions made by people in a few populous states
(CNN) Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren for the first time on Monday night said that she would back a plan to do away with the Electoral College.
The process, she said, effectively disenfranchises voters in states dominated by one of the two parties.
In 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated President Donald Trump by nearly 3 million votes in the popular vote by running up big leads in Democratic strongholds. But she narrowly lost swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, which handed Trump a clear victory on the Electoral College map.
In short, Hillary “won” states like California, and New York , very populous states by wide margins. Warren would like the rest of the country to be effectively disenfranchised because those two states always favor Democrats by wide margins. She does not want “every vote’ to count, she wants perpetual power for her party. This is, of course true of the left, it is all about power consider certain states want to completely disregard their states votes
There are already efforts at the state level to diminish the effectiveness of the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote. Twelve states and Washington, D.C., have signed on to a compact agreeing to assign their Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote, regardless of the outcomes in their states.
The states will make the switch once enough states have signed on to secure a cumulative 270 electoral votes. Currently California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington state and the District of Columbia have signed on, totaling 181 electoral votes. New Mexico and Delaware are also considering legislation to join the interstate compact.
Every vote count huh?