Can we stop talking about changing from the Electoral College system? It’s in place for a reason.
Said CNN, at a speaking engagement on Monday evening Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed her openness to changing the voting system.
“There are some things I would like to change, one is the Electoral College,” she said late Monday at Stanford Law School in California, according to CNN.
“But that would require a constitutional amendment and amending our Constitution is powerfully hard to do,” she added.
And that’s a good thing. The framers knew what they were doing.
Ginsburg is actually echoing sentiments from President Trump, who reportedly also wanted to eliminate the Electoral College – odd, considering that were it not for the Electoral College, he would not be president.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) purportedly talked Trump out of the idea, citing the length of a recount for a national popular vote on the presidency. McConnell allegedly raised the grueling recount in Florida during the 2000 election cycle.
We need the Electoral College not only to assure that smaller states are equally represented, but to keep the race from becoming flooded with candidates from every political faction, all seeking a plurality of votes, thus complicating the process of electing a president.
Trump as an “outsider” doesn’t really grasp the concept of why the government is designed as it is.
Ginsburg does, but she is a devoted partisan, and liberals will forever condemn a system that results in a rejection of their candidate, and by extension, their ideology.