Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made it clear that she has no idea how the Electoral College works, or why it was created.
In an Instagram story, AOC joked about how many votes she was driving through the desert, referring to the electoral college.
The Daily Wire reported Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted an Instagram Live story on Monday mocking the United States’ voting system and calling for the abolishment of the Electoral College.
“We’re coming to you live from the Electoral College,” Ocasio-Cortez said as she recorded an empty desert highway. “Many votes here as you can see — [it’s a] very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean, I can’t think of any other way, can you?”
Ocasio-Cortez then claimed that the whole Electoral College system is a scam and that, “the Electoral College has a racial injustice breakdown. Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally.”
This is just plain dumb, stupid, idiotic, and wrong.
No one is telling black people where to live. Nor is anyone telling Hispanics, or any non-white voter where to live.
The Electoral College was actually created and approved in 1787, just 11 years after the founding of our country.
The founding fathers established the Electoral College in order to prevent tyranny in government and to prevent a pure democracy because pure democracies fail.
To illustrate this, if there are 3 cats and 2 mice voting on whether or not the cats should eat the mice, majority rules, therefore, the mice are eaten by the cats because of the simple majority.
Here is our governing law for the Electoral College:
Section 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;–The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice…. The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President to the United States.