Friday, June 10, 2022

The January 6th Hearings and the Electoral College


Last night at 8 PM I decided to watch the January 6th hearings instead of a sporting event.  The actions of that day were a disgrace, to say the least, and all who participated should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  This includes the former president of the United States.  Hopefully, these hearings will prove criminal liability on his part and that he be sent to jail.

The cause of this tragedy and its aftermath is the Electoral College.  Since the results were close in several battleground states, Trump thought he could change the election results even though he lost the popular vote by 7 million.

I have called for the Electoral College to be abolished in journal posts in:
I am still disappointed that there has not even been a grassroots effort to eliminate this relic of our republic's early days.  This would be extremely difficult to achieve since an amendment may be proposed by a two-thirds vote of both Houses of Congress, or, if two-thirds of the States request one, by a convention called for that purpose. The amendment must then be ratified by three-fourths of the State legislatures or three-fourths of conventions called in each State for ratification.

I still say there should be some public discussion of this even if it is quite unlikely to succeed.

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