Lawsuits aim to change winner-take-all Electoral College system by 2020 presidential race
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The votes have been counted and President Trump has moved into the White House, but the campaign to upend the Electoral College is far from over.
Lawsuits aimed at striking down the winner-take-all system and giving electors more freedom to change their votes have been in the works since Mr. Trump won the Electoral College vote but not the popular vote on Nov. 8.
The idea is not to eliminate the Electoral College, which would require a constitutional amendment, but to require states to implement a system in which electors cast ballots based on the percentage of the popular vote.“It’s crazy that our nation’s least-democratic election is the one for president,” said Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School professor and founder of Equal Citizens.
The group kicked off a project Sept. 14 aimed at filing lawsuits on behalf of a Republican voter in a blue state and a Democratic voter in a red state, with the goal of overturning the winner-take-all system in time for the 2020 presidential race.
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Hasn’t ANYONE realized that ANYTIME we muck with Dead Old White Guys’ Constitution we SCREW it up?
Pick the Constitutional Amendment — other than the 21st which repealed the 18th — and study the unintended consequences.
Here’s a few to stimulate your thinking:
- 17th — Allows the people to elect United States Senators by voting — result unfunded Federal mandates on the States.
- 18th — Made it illegal to make or sell alcohol in the United States — created “organized crime”.
- 19th — Gives women the right to vote — created the Progressive movement that socialized everything.
- 22nd — Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president — created “lame duck president” that ensure an impotent executive in the last two years of the Presidency.
- 26th — Lowers the legal voting age to 18, allowing 18- to 20-year-old United States citizens to vote — extends voting to the “dumbest” least-experience part of the population.
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The votes have been count