Progressives Are Now Trying To Use Courts To Undermine The Electoral College

After the 2016 election, people on the left launched an initiative to remove the Electoral College system of choosing the president. They want large liberal states like California and New York to decided elections through popular vote. They failed to do it through legislation, so now they’re trying to do it through the courts.

The Daily Signal reports:

Progressive Activists Look to Courts to Undermine the Electoral College

Having failed to generate enough support to abolish the Electoral College through a constitutional amendment, the institution’s detractors are now looking to the courts to upend it.

A new lawsuit, spearheaded by Harvard University law professor Lawrence Lessig and filed in four states, charges that the “winner-take-all” element of how states divvy up their Electoral College votes is unconstitutional.

The District of Columbia and 48 states use this winner-take-all system.

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The only exceptions are Maine and Nebraska, which use a proportional allocation of votes.

“Under the winner-take-all system, U.S. citizens have been denied their constitutional right to an equal vote in presidential elections,” said David Boies, an attorney who represented former Vice President Al Gore in the contested 2000 election and is leading the current litigation against the Electoral College. “This is a clear violation of the principle of one person, one vote.”

This is the left’s plan to win. If they can’t do it through our current system, they think they can just change the system to suit them.


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