Over the years, there has been some talk from the “progressives” about doing way with the Electoral College. I remember folks in the Clinton Administration talking about it in the 90’s. It came back again in 2000. Lately, there are a number of states that have been passing laws to do just that. I first heard about this at Kristen’s Mishmash. Here is a quote from her original article on Bypassing the Electoral College…
A bill is working its way through the Massachusetts state legislature that would bypass the electoral college and give all electoral votes to the candidate who won the national majority. Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland, and Washington already have this kind of legislation.
This is another way that Progressives are chipping away at the Constitution and the vision of our Founders. Our Founders believed that the people should not elect the president directly, so they set up the Electoral College whereby the people of a state would vote for an Elector who would have pledged to vote for a specific person for president.
Obviously, we are already a long way from this method (I can’t help but think of the 17th Amendment here, but that’s another story). These laws will further erode the Republic. A candidate who was not supported by the citizens of a state could easily win the state’s electoral vote.
There is a reason Progressives, Communists, Marxists and their ilk like to call the United States a Democracy, not a Republic. Our Founders warned about democracies. A democracy is the enslavement of the minority by the majority. Venezuela is a democracy.
Seems simple enough, however, there was a development that After Kristen’s first post, she was visited by a troll by the name of “toto.” This person created a blogger profile this month, and suddenly spams Kristins comment section with talking points and links to sites that support this law. She then did her second post. Here is the comment that I left on that post…
Their reasoning is simple. Most of the population is concentrated on the coasts in blue states. By mass of numbers, they’ll carry most election. If you’re in “flyover country,” you might as well stay at home on Election Day. It won’t matter how you vote. The millions of libtards in the cities will render your vote irrelevant.
The Electoral College, much like the structure of the Congress, is set up to give less populous states a voice in elections. Do away with the college, and folks in, for example, the plains states will have no voice. It’s a perfect way to gain “progressive” dominance, and silence all of us “rednecks.”
At the time, I didn’t think much about seeing a troll. We all see them from time to time. I didn’t see “toto” as being worth the time, so I didn’t engage.
Then, I did my daily visit with Steve at America’s Watchtower. He was covering the Electoral College story as well. Not only did “toto” arrive, but they also brought some friends. They didn’t leave permalinks, and they all agreed with each other. They also linked the same websites that were left at Kristen’s place.
Steve and Kristin do not link each other, so “toto” and friends (or sockpuppets), must be searching Google for anyone that is covering this, and spamming up the boards. For me, this is actually the most interesting part of the story. I know that the left wants to co-opt the electoral process. That’s not at all a surprise. When you consider that Holder will not enforce the parts of Motor Voter that force states to purge voter rolls of deceased, or otherwise ineligible to voters, and that the Dems have sought to control Secretaries of State all over the nation (they certify elections), we see that there is a pattern of electoral malfeasance. Also consider the fact that ACORN added who knows how many fake voters to the rolls, and will again now that they split into dozens of smaller organizations with different names. In the end, once you piece it all together, there is a pattern of interfering with the electoral process. The elimination of the Electoral College can simply be seen as another part of that overall effort.
We have also documented that the left will use trolls to attack, silence, spam, or otherwise disrupt Conservative sites and forums. We also know that some are paid. I have no idea if that is the case here, but who knows? Maybe they’re doing some of Cass Sunstein’s “cognitive infiltration.” No matter the cause or impetus, these same messages are being spammed extensively. This is clearly an indication of a coordinated effort.
Here is a list of sites that have been spammed with the same “copypasta:”
I could go on, but you get the point. Someone really wants to support this destruction of our electoral system, and they are quite persistent in doing so.
To sum it up, let’s hear from Thomas Jefferson…
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”