Press Talk Dont bite the hand that feeds ya

first_imgYo, all you Electoral College supporters:Huh?Let me say that again.Huh?Last week I made the case against electing a president through the Electoral College. My point was pretty simple. In the vast majority of states — let’s see if I can be politically correct here — your vote doesn’t mean jack. Why?Well, for example, right here in Washington, if 49 percent vote for Romney, when they ship the vote total to HQ (that would be D.C.), that 49 percent turns into 0 percent of electoral votes.And that will happen in this election. Obama will get all the electoral votes in our state.Second, we can elect a president even if he doesn’t have the most votes.Now, electing a president by popular vote — so the right person actually becomes president — is so logical and obvious I didn’t expect much kickback.Who was I kidding? Myself, I guess.My conservative blogging buddy Lew Waters was one of the first out of the box defending this indefensible position.Lew said the Electoral College is there to protect all of us from the “tyranny of the majority.” Lew went on to say that it appeared the founding fathers “did not trust the people to do their homework.”Odd that my buddy Lew has been clamoring for a public vote on light rail, yet he supports no public vote to elect the president. Hey, Lew, don’t we have to protect light rail from the “tyranny of the majority”? 🙂last_img

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