Adam Schiff Wants To Get Rid Of The Electoral College
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff said that he wants to get rid of the Electoral College. He made the statement on Friday while appearing on HBO’s “Real Time.” Schiff was answering a question from Bill Maher about the changes to the Constitution that he would support.
“I think we’re better off focusing on discrete amendments to the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and make sure that we can have elections untampered or uninfluenced by excessive expenditures and dark money. And I would favor doing away with the Electoral College system,” Schiff said.
Democrats are favoring the abolition of the Electoral College, especially after 2016. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but President Donald Trump won in the Electoral College. There was a clamor for a change back then. But the people asking for the abolition of the Electoral College are missing the point as to why it was founded. The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College so that all the states would have a say in electing the leaders. Suppose the American election system went for whoever it was who won the popular vote. In that case, the people of large states like New York and California will have a disproportionate say in electing the country’s leaders. Because the people in those places are mostly liberals, it’s natural that Democrats are in favor of making the change.
Schiff is echoing what many Democrats want to carry out. They want to make changes to the Constitution that would favor them in the coming elections. Another major change that the Democrats want to carry out is to add more justices to the Supreme Court after the President appointed another justice this year. The Democrats cannot accept it when the rules are not favoring them, so they want to change it so they can get the upper hand.