GOP MP Massie warns different Republicans of their Trump stunts that can put an finish to the electoral faculty
There are more Democrats than Republicans. This is not only reflected in the number of registered voters. Democrats have consistently won presidential elections by a wide margin.
The thing that has allowed Republicans to take office despite losing popular votes is the electoral college. Democrats have often been urged to end the practice. Unsurprisingly, the GOP is against it.
Thomas Massie, a Republican Congressman from Kentucky, leads a small group of GOP lawmakers and asks their peers to put an end to their attempts to overturn the elections. Failure to do so, the group said in a statement, could destroy the electoral college.
The congressmen advised: “To act otherwise – that is, to unconstitutionally place Congress at the center of the presidential election process – would mean stealing power from the people and states. It would, in effect, replace the electoral college with Congress, strengthening the efforts of the left, determined to eliminate it or make it irrelevant. “
The statement went on:
“From a purely partisan standpoint, Republican presidential candidates have won the national referendum only once in the past 32 years. They were therefore dependent on the electoral college for almost all presidential victories of the last generation. If we uphold the notion that Congress could ignore certified votes based solely on its own assessment that one or more states mistreated the presidential election, we will and could be delegitimized the very system that led Donald Trump to victory in 2016 that’s the only way to win in 2024. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics and spends time with his family on the waterfront.