Americans have a message for the Founding Fathers: Let’s pick presidents by popular vote.
A new Gallup Poll shows a strong majority of Americans — 62% — favor getting rid of the Electoral College. And for the first time, Republicans now agree with Democrats and independents that the popular vote should stand.
“Americans show relatively little attachment to this unique invention of the country’s Founding Fathers,” Gallup’s Lydia Saad writes. “Those who advocate abolishing the Electoral College often do so on the basis that the system puts undue emphasis on a small number of swing states.”
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Of course, the democrats have been pining for the elimination of the electoral college for years, as doing so would severely water down the votes of Americans who live in more sparsely populated rural areas – that would be flyover country.
The left has made no secret of its contempt for those residing outside of major population centers, which are primarily dominated by liberals – hence their support for a popularly elected president.
What surprises me about this poll is that a majority of republicans are now in favor of dumping the electoral college as well. Government education strikes again, I guess.
The Heritage Foundation spells out why keeping the electoral college in place is vitally important to our republic here and here.
Anytime I see Americans wanting to tamper with our nation’s founding document, I start getting really nervous.
After all, there is that old saying that goes: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.