The left is determined to undermine the credibility of the Electoral College. It’s best to think of this as their latest childish hissy fit. The Democrats’ latest hissy fit is to convince 37 Republican activists to shift their votes to Hillary Clinton. The chances of that happening are less than my chances of getting struck by lightning while holding a winning lottery ticket.
According to the article, the “presidential electors, mostly former Bernie Sanders supporters who hail from Washington state and Colorado, are now lobbying their Republican counterparts in other states to reject their oaths, and in some cases, state law, to vote against Trump when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 19.” These renegades admit that they don’t have a chance of changing the outcome. That isn’t their goal.
These Democrats’ goal is to undermine the Electoral College’s credibility. Instead, they’re demolishing the Democrats’ credibility because it’s coming across as them being sore losers. Hillary lost because she’s a terrible candidate. Rather than accept the defeat, these Democrats would rather throw another hissy fit.
Rather than worrying about creating mining jobs in Pennsylvania and Ohio or repealing and replacing Obamacare, which is collapsing under its own weight, these Democrats are fighting a fight nobody’s paying attention to. If the American people put together a list of their top 25 priorities, Electoral College reform wouldn’t make the top 50.
Even the most optimistic among the Democratic electors acknowledges they’re unlikely to persuade the necessary 37 Republican electors to reject Trump, the number they’d likely need to deny him the presidency and send the final decision to the House of Representatives. And even if they do, the Republican-run House might simply elect Trump anyway.
But the Democratic electors are convinced that even in defeat, their efforts would erode confidence in the Electoral College and fuel efforts to eliminate it, ending the body’s 228-year run as the only official constitutional process for electing the president. With that goal in mind, the group is also contemplating encouraging Democratic electors to oppose Hillary Clinton and partner with Republicans in support of a consensus pick like Mitt Romney or John Kasich.
Take a lengthy look at these Democrats. They’re what sore losers and intemperate lefties look like. These are the Democrats that preach inclusivity to the right but don’t practice what they preach.
Authored By Let Freedom Ring Blog