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The electoral college is a terrible idea designed by racists and wealth, for racists and wealth. CO joins a growing list of states hoping to decide presidential elections by popular vote.

2/Called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, the agreement calls for states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, once enough states join the agreement.

3/So far, 15 states and the District of Columbia have approved the pact, covering 196 electoral votes of the required 270 to win the presidency.

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Since Don Lemon is trending for saying that we need to get rid of the electoral's a common misconception that the electoral college can only be changed by constitutional amendment.

We don't need an amendment.
We need 74 more electoral votes. ImageImage
The National Popular Vote bill will take effect nationwide when enacted into law by states possessing 270 electoral votes

As of 7/20, it's been enacted into law in 16 jurisdictions possessing 196 electoral votes, DE, HI, RI, VT, CO, CT, MD, MA, NJ, NM, OR, WA,CA, IL, NY, and DC Image
As you get ready to register to vote on #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, consider this:

in the last 20 years, 2 presidents have overwhelmingly won the popular vote but lost the election due to the electoral college.

We can change that. #VoteReady

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1) #2020Election F.U.D.

We've always been gaslit by FakeNews every election year. This year is no different & worse.

FEAR: Demonrats will steal the election😱

UNCERTAINTY: Can Silent Majority win?🤔

DOUBT: Joe out-polls Trump👀

Let's explore a bit…🧐👇
2) #2008Election

To look ahead, we need to look back. 2008 is a good frame of reference to start with. #HopeAndChange 1st black, yada, yada.

Impressive, but pales in comparison to Reagan's #MorningInAmerica landslide.

NoName threw the race by backstabbing Sarah Palin🙄👇
3) #2012Election

2012 is also a good reference.

The trill is gone. #Obamacare... Shovel ready jobs that weren't… #OccupyWallStreet (#OWS)...

Simply put , Middle America didn't care for fundamentally changing America.

And RINO @PierrEDelectO threw the race…😡👇
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. @USSupremeCourt

The unanimous decision, arising out of a case from #Washington state, essentially gives states the right to outlaw "faithless electors" who cast their votes for people other than those chosen by voters.

. @EpochTimes

"Then too, the State instructs its electors that they have no ground for reversing the vote of millions of its citizens. That direction accords with the Constitution—as well as with the trust of a Nation that here, We the People rule.”
. @ShannonBream

In a 9-0 ruling, the court said that those sanctions -- in #Washington a fine and in #Colorado being removed and replaced as an elector -- are constitutional.

#ElectoralCollege #NationalPopularVote @TylerOlson1791
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1/ Remember when you first heard about the concept of the Electoral College? (Me at 10 years old: "What? Wait? You mean the person with the most votes *doesn't* win?!")

We must abolish the Electoral College & ...

#ElectoralCollege #NationalPopularVote #AbolishElectoralCollege
2/ ... in the interim pass State Laws, such that whichever candidate receives a majority of the popular vote, or a plurality of the popular vote (less than 50 percent but more than any other candidate), takes all of the state's Electoral votes.

3/ Not that the US is a Democracy, we're not (interrupt any politician who says so), we're a Constitutional Republic. But the Electoral College pushes us even further away from a Democracy. This is the wrong direction. We need to move *closer* to a true Democracy.
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