The Electoral College is a body of electors established by the United States Constitution, which forms every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the United States. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors, and an absolute majority of at least 270 electoral votes is required to win the election.
And the way we elect our presidents is just fine. Any talk about changing it should be strictly confined to the bar with drinks among colleagues.
There were some troubling trends in this system that was giving the Democrats the advantage in the Electoral College. At the time, it looked as if Florida would be going blue after two cycles and remain that way—giving Democrats a 270+ Electoral College edge before we polling places even opened. And then, Trump nuked the narrative.
Right now, the Left is panicking. We see Biden chasing Trump in Wisconsin. We see the backtracking on certain policy items. The former VP was in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Those are states you don’t visit if you’re ten points ahead. The race is closer than what the media clowns are saying. Yet, even these people can be right. “The View’s” Joy Behar has a fear that Trump could pull it off. Michael Moore has the same feeling. Yet, the Electoral College comes up because Joy wants to tweak it. She wants a change because… “orange man…bad.” I couldn’t think of an even worse reason (via The Hill):
TRUMP’S “LAW & ORDER” MESSAGE WORKING? With the presidential election eight weeks out, the co-hosts react to Pres. Trump pushing his “law and order” agenda and question if it will resonate with voters. https://t.co/1091s9WYqN pic.twitter.com/zWb9c7dlgh
— The View (@TheView) September 8, 2020
ABC’s “The View” co-host Joy Behar on Tuesday said that the Electoral College should be changed “as soon as possible” amid her fear that President Trump “could pull off” a victory over Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Behar’s perspective comes as polls continue to tighten in key battleground states with the general election just eight weeks away.
The RealClearPolitics average shows Biden has a lead of 3.1 points in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona. The average is a drop in support compared to late July, when the former vice president’s lead was an average of 6.3 percent in the states.
“I’m worried that Trump could pull this off. We see the polls and we see Biden is leading … but the Russian interference is alive and kicking. Facebook is continuing to leave all the lies on the pages. The Postal Service is being interfered with,” Behar, a frequent and ardent Trump critic, said Tuesday.
Okay, well, the Russians are not coming. Facebook is not alt-right. Even Obama thought the Postal Service was a mess. And Joy just gave the best reason not to change the system…because we cannot live in a mob rule state with folks like this. Behar literally made the case to tweak the Electoral College based on conspiracy theories.
In our entire history, only five presidents have won the EC but lost the so-called popular vote. And yet, we’re still here. Joy, if Democrats lose to Trump, it’ll be because Joe Biden, his running mate, and the liberal agenda suck.
The aura of invincibility we saw from Democrats and liberals over Biden’s chances of winning this summer is gone, folks. This race is tighter than the polls suggest, no shocker there, right?