Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 19, 2016

We're Not "Fixing" the Electoral College. Get Over It.

It's probably an open secret that the Electoral College was really created to give outsized voting power to slave-holding states. And maybe the President should be chosen by majority vote.

But it's not going to change. A change would require amending the Constitution, which takes the approval of the legislatures of 38 states (3/4th). If the Electoral College was eliminated, future elections would be fought in places where most people live.

Which means that you'd have to get a hell of a lot of states to agree to a change that would ensure that, come the general election, nobody would ever give a shit about their issues.

It's not changing in my lifetime. Or yours.


B said...

And thank God for that.

deadstick said...

We "fixed the Electoral College" long ago, in the sense that the vet fixes your cat. What we have now needs a new name, because its original form is now demonstrably dead.