Democrats can continue to defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez if they want to, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that she’s just not very smart, or honest for that matter.
She is now claiming that the Electoral College is racist and is bad for minorities. That’s simply not true, not to mention a really dumb thing to say.
The Hill reports:
Ocasio-Cortez blasts Electoral College as a ‘scam’
First-term Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling for the U.S. to abolish the Electoral College, saying that the voting system is a “scam” that negatively impacts minorities.
Ocasio-Cortez made her argument on Monday in an Instagram story that includes her driving along a deserted highway and quipping, “many votes here, as you can see.”
“Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can’t think of any other way, can you?” Ocasio-Cortez says, before going on to cite a report from New York Magazine that argues the defenses of the system that determines the winner of presidential elections are flawed.
The freshman lawmaker said the Electoral College is a “scam” that has a “racial injustice breakdown” undermining the votes of people of color.
“Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as apposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally,” she says, before pushing back against the argument that eliminating the Electoral College would give big states too much power.
Odds are that AOC doesn’t even believe this. She just wants Democrat cities like New York and San Francisco to choose every president.
People reacted to this on Twitter:
Also essentially calling it racist. which is odd given the electoral college results of 2008 and 2012. https://t.co/fkDP5LtwTW
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 20, 2019
AOC: "I'm for the little guy and I'm down with the struggle."
Also AOC: "Abolish the Electoral College so the coastal elites can choose every US president while middle America is silenced."
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) August 20, 2019
“We know the game and the rules but we can’t win that game, so we need to change the rules.” https://t.co/Gnhc5GfFPc
— Adam McGinnis (@ahmcginnis) August 20, 2019
And she thinks no one sees this for what it is.