Popular Vote To Elect President? Good Or Bad Idea?

 

Many, particularly on the left side of the political aisle, are clamoring for a popular vote to elect the President.  Twice in recent memory, a Republican won over a Democrat with the electoral college majority, but not the popular majority.  Apart from the fact that each state wants to have some representation when it comes to the election of a President, there is another consideration the “popular vote” people have not considered.

What if an election is really close on the popular vote?   What if there’s as little as a 1/10% difference (that does happen in elections) which would, on a national basis, amount to about 125,000 votes, then that would be close enough  to warrant a recount.  Have the warm and fuzzy leftists figured out how to do a recount nationally?  How long would that take?

What if the recount came out close, but differently?  Would you have a second recount?  Who would administer the recount, and how would it be handled.  In the meantime, what would happen to the sitting President?  Would that person continue to preside in the office?  If that person continues to preside in the office, then might he/she use the confusion to muddy the waters and drag things out for an extended period of time?  Would the person presiding in the office be able to legally impact legislation through vetoes and signing of bills.  Would all of the other powers vested in the Presidency be continued including, but not limited to, executive orders?

What if neither the Democrats or the Republicans could be satisfied with the recount because it was so close.  What if the winner changed in a recount?  Would multiple recounts be required.  Would more corruption be infused into the system in the recount process?  The questions could go on and on, and still it begs the question of how each state is to be fairly represented, or do we want California, Texas and New York to determine our President every election at the expense of the “flyover” states in the farm belt, rust belt, ranch belt etc.  Before you push for a popular vote of the President, get these questions settled.  The founders already did, and they came up with the electoral college.

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4 comments

  1. Tom Clark · · Reply

    Wait…you mean voting works? You mean we can vote these people out of office? LOL…
    If voting worked, they wouldn’t use it. Besides, its not who votes that counts, its who counts the vote.

    If people really want to really wake up to what’s going on all over the world, watch Europa: The Last Battle documentary on Bitchute…explains everything. Hurry before we all become Palestinians.

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    1. Don’t say anything bad about voting – Diebold will be hurt. My point is that the electoral college was a brilliant way to deal with a decisive election result. Popular vote is fraught with problems as noted in the post. Trump is the most enigmatic President in my lifetime. I can’t tell if he’s a loose canon, a shill for the establishment or a stooge for the establishment. Time will tell – especially if he gets reelected. If he acts decisively after that and fulfills promises then he’s legit – otherwise? Check out my 12/17/19 post on Donald Trump “If he’s legitimate”.

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  2. That is the way it is to work, but they go to congress, Electoral College, and tell congress some else, like they did with Trump

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    1. Not clear on what you’re saying. Please feel free to clarify.

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