Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a dream to remake America by abolishing the electoral college.
It is a dream shared by many on the left unhappy that in certain years the electoral college favors GOP candidates.
But not every election, AOC forgets, as she rushes headlong into things she knows not. But that is what the left does when they lose – they make excuses and look for scapegoats.
Enter Ruth Bader Ginsburg who shot down AOC’s dream with a cold hard reality.
“It’s largely a dream because our Constitution is … hard to amend,” Ginsburg said. “I know that from experience.”
Earlier in a talk, Ginsburg even voiced support for abolishing it but admitted the chances of that are less than zero.
“There are some things I would like to change, one is the Electoral College,” she said.
“But that would require a constitutional amendment, and amending our Constitution is powerfully hard to do.”
From The Hill:
Ocasio-Cortez made her argument on Monday in an Instagram story that includes her driving along a deserted highway and quipping, “many votes here, as you can see.”
“Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can’t think of any other way, can you,” Ocasio- Cortez says, before going on to cite a report from New York Magazine that argues the defenses of the system that determines the winner of presidential elections are flawed.
The freshman lawmaker said the Electoral College is a “scam” that has a “racial injustice breakdown” undermining the votes of people of color.
“Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as apposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally,” she says, before pushing back against the argument that eliminating the Electoral College would give big states too much power.
“Could you image if we had this kind democracy-altering ‘fairness’ provision for literally any other group?” she asks. “If we weighed, for example, black and indigenous voters more because of unfairness?”
Ocasio-Cortez later asserts that plenty of Republicans live in Democratic-leaning states, saying that their votes would count equally in a popular vote.
“Facts are facts America,” Ocasio-Cortez concludes. “The Electoral College has to go.”