Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College is ‘Affirmative Action’ for Rural Americans

Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College is ‘Affirmative Action’ for Rural Americans

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued railing against Electoral College on Friday, this time she made headlines by calling the smearing the institution as “affirmative action” for rural Americans.

This follows her accusation from last week that the Electoral College “is, in fact, a scam” and has a “racial injustice breakdown.”

“The Electoral College has a racial injustice breakdown. Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a “one person, one vote” system where all our votes are counted equally,” she wrote.

Her latest attack set about making 5 points to support her claim.

Check out the video below for commentary on the above tweets.

 

In recent years, abolishing the Electoral College has become a priority for the so-called progressive leadership.

There is also a movement titled the National Popular Vote, or NPV, which would guarantee the presidency to the winner of the popular vote without ratifying the Constitution and without the full agreement of every state.

The movement’s website explains:

The U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 1) gives the states exclusive control over awarding their electoral votes: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors….” The winner-take-all rule was used by only three states in 1789.

The National Popular Vote interstate compact would not take effect until enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—that is, enough to elect a President (270 of 538). Under the compact, the winner would be the candidate who received the most popular votes from all 50 states (and DC) on Election Day. When the Electoral College meets in mid-December, the national popular vote winner would receive all of the electoral votes of the enacting states.


Source: Breitbart



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