Why in the world would Democrats wish to do away with the Electoral College?
The Electoral College preserves the sovereignty of the states united under the U.S. Constitution which is a binding contract that obligates the signatory states to submit to the tenets of the Constitution as written and lawfully amended.
Point No. 1 – The Supremacy Clause in Article VI of the Constitution:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof…shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”
Point No. 2 – The only legitimate form of state government is republican, as stipulated in Article IV, Section 4″
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government…”
The term(s) democrat, democratic, and democracy appear nowhere in either the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution.
Point No. 3: The USA is not a state; the fifty states are states. The union of the fifty states comprises our nation, our country.
The federal government is an umbrella pact or contract by which the states attend all matters not delegated to the federal government, as per the Tenth Amendment while also working cooperatively to assure uniform interstate interactions
It’s helpful to speak this slowly. Very slowly. You want your own ears to hear what you say.
Our nation is called “The United States of America”.
The role of federalism is to manage interstate commerce to the mutual benefit of the states and to defend us against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The minting of coins and the printing of money is but one of the numerous and specific powers of the federation.
A relatively insignificant number of Americans live outside one of the fifty states.
Approximately 7,000,000 live and work abroad. 693,972 live inside Washington. D.C. Approximately 3,659,583 reside in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and Wake Island account for approximately 270,782 persons.
The 11,624,347 noted above represent around 3.5% of the entire U.S. population.
The point to the arithmetic exercise is simply this. The vast majority of our fellow citizens live within the borders of one of the fifty states and these include those living and working abroad for which persons are associated with one of the several states.
The purpose of the two senators from each state is to properly represent the broad interests of their respective home states. (The Seventeenth Amendment severely undermined the role of senators. For this reason, I and others call for a repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment.)
The U.S. Representatives serve to represent the broad interests of the population of their respective states and districts within those states.
Answering the Question
Democrats strive to undo our republican form of government and establish a democracy. The fact that both Presidents Bush 43 and Barack Obama call our nation a democracy, such is not the case.
Conversion of our nation from a constitutional republic to a democracy would wholly dissolve the sovereignty of all states while leaving total control of the federal government in the hands of California and New York voters.
A few leftist states are passing laws that attempt to exempt those states from Article II, Section 1, but this will not happen. The only mechanism by which a constitutional element can be either changed or eliminated is through the amendment process, as prescribed by Article V – Amendments to the Constitution.
The word republican does not connote political partisanship. It is of Latin origin and the English equivalent is “We the People”, representative government modeled after the Roman Senate. The Bible records the earliest instance of republican government in Exodus chapter 18.