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My second open letter to President-elect Trump, who once decried this institution as "a disaster for democracy" but now calls it "genius."

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  • Patti Baird

    Consider the irony that Clinton supported the Electoral College before she lost. Now she decries the Electoral College as unfair. Seems the pot is calling the kettle black here.

  • David Foote

    The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact requires sufficient states amounting to 270 electoral votes to sign up before it becomes effective. Right now, the 10 states plus DC that have signed up total 165 votes, and every one is blue!! NPV is now widely recognized as a blue state plot to circumvent the Electoral College in an attempt to avoid the need for a Constitutional amendment. Also, most of the biggest blue states (CA,NY,IL,MA, etc), have signed up already. Red states and purple battleground states will not sign up for NPV, so it will be next to impossible for NPV to reach the needed 270 votes. Even if they did, NPV is an interstate compact, and under Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution, approval of both houses of Congress is required for it to become effective. What are the chances of that with the Republicans now in Congressional control? Let me close by saying this: If abolishing the Electoral College was decided by Constitutional amendment, I would stand back and salute. But until that happens, forget about it!!


    "Dr. Arnn glossed over the fact that on December 19, the Electoral College could still approve the nation’s collective decision and deprive you of the Presidency. " Don‘t hold your breath, son. It‘s not going to happen.

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