More than likely, Boxer is proposing this legislation to raise awareness.
A veteran face in Congress is planning to introduce a bill that would end the Electoral College role in presidential elections. Al Gore won the popular vote.
And while we can’t say it conclusively, it certainly looks like an electorate that truly appeared poised to elect Clinton made a decision to go for Trump at the 11th hour instead.
Republican Donald Trump’s shocking upset victory has fueled speculation that the Democratic Party would be undergoing a dramatic self-examination to understand the results of this year’s presidential election.
The more people in a state, the more electors an area has.
Two hundred and seventy electoral votes, the majority of electoral votes, are needed to clinch the presidency.
MI cast 16 electoral votes for president.
He’ll go to Lansing in December to vote and ratify Donald Trump’s MI victory.
If Clinton continues to receive more than 60 percent of the vote in California, her lead could grow to more than 2 million votes.
That’s why there won’t be a constitutional amendment to change it, at least anytime soon. “Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts”, Senator Boxer said in a statement on Tuesday.
However, like the petition, Ms Boxer’s attempt at electoral reform is a long shot.
MoveOn.org, a progressive digital organizing group, has a petition calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. A constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress – now controlled by the GOP – and approval by three-fourths of state legislatures. But in some places, it takes less than half that to determine an electoral vote. I guess that subject does not come up much because with one-third of the Senate being elected every two years we are more acquainted and therefore receptive to the reason that it is so routine. So the electoral college has been rigged for Republicans going back to the 1800s.
“But if winning were only about getting the most votes, a candidate might concentrate all of his efforts in the biggest cities or the biggest states”. In Michigan, they went for Trump by 11 points. The idea is that once enough states buy in, the electoral votes that are actually coming from the popular vote would exceed 270 and circumvent the electoral college without ever changing the Constitution. The main reason that they have failed is due to the fact that there is no better alternative to the Electoral College. We will have to wait to see whether or not he will be a bad president, but it is clear from his campaign that he is one of the biggest manipulators in modern politics.
In the final weeks of the campaign, Clinton pledged to close her race against President-elect Donald Trump the way she started her career, by working on behalf of children and families. The electoral college is as old as our nation and was the product of a debate over how the nation could fairly choose a president.