New York’s favorite socialist Spice Girl, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is now openly calling for the abolition of the Electoral College, the way America has elected its president since its founding.
“We’re coming to you live from the Electoral College,” Ocasio-Cortez said on social media as she traveled on an empty desert highway. “Many votes here as you can see — [it’s a] very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean, I can’t think of any other way, can you?”
In essence, what AOC just did there was to tell America that she thinks New York and California are more important than all those peon “fly-over states.”
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) mocks Americans who do not live in major coastal cities
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 22, 2019
To support her proclamations, the extremist left-winger cited a March report from New York Magazine’s daily Intelligencer newsletter entitled “Here’s Every Defense of the Electoral College — and Why They’re All Wrong.”
Then AOC slammed the EC saying, “all the Republicans getting big mad [because] the electoral college is, in fact, a scam.”
The leftist then explained:
The Electoral College has a racial injustice breakdown. Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the electoral college effectively weights white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all are counted equally.
You may have heard this Electoral College argument the most: that families in suburbs [and] cities MUST have their vote suppressed in order to give rural votes a ‘fair shake, ‘Could you imagine if we had this kind of democracy-altering ‘fairness’ provision for literally any other group? If we weighted, for example, Black [and] Indigenous voters more because of fairness?
But that ‘rural representation’ argument doesn’t hold up either, as there are rural parts in virtually every state and popular vote elections show that candidates still visit center and rural communities’ needs.
“#FactsAreFacts, America,” AOC exclaimed. “The Electoral College has got to go.”
Of course, with AOC’s way of voting, only the four or five states with the biggest population would control 100% of the vote because their numbers outweigh the rest of the whole country.
Furthermore, if we followed her advice, presidential candidates would campaign ONLY in the few big states because the vote of the small states would not matter at all.
But, since most of the big states are blue or lean blue, she does not care if the rest of us have no voice at all.
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