@jbouie
b-boy bouiebaisse
a month ago
even if you believe all the mythology that has accumulated around the electoral college surely you can agree that the whole system is a time bomb waiting to go off
@ThePlumLineGS
Greg Sargent
a month ago
If we get GOP governors in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin or Michigan, it becomes more likely that rogue presidential electors get appointed and 2024 is stolen. With a GOP House, it's actually possible. I gamed out what this would look like, with experts:
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@jbouie
b-boy bouiebaisse
a month ago
of course the basic problem is that most of the republican party has come to believe that any democratic election victory is inherently illegitimate as votes for democrats are themselves “fraudulent votes”
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@BrianJCFleet
Mean Gene Casserole
a month ago
@jbouie This is definitely going to happen.
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@stinerman67
Nathan A. Stine
a month ago
@jbouie "Democratic lawyer Marc Elias suggests Congress should remove control of certification of electors from officials such as governors and place it in the hands of less partisan actors, such as state justices." That would just make it so state judicial elections become contentious.
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@tom_paine1737
RealTomPaine1737
a month ago
@jbouie @ThePlumLineGS I thought even _Madison_ had problems with the EC. Like, this stuff isn't new. At all.
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@TVHilton
Tom Hilton (5 Minutes Ago)
a month ago
@jbouie This is a really essential point that I don't see people emphasizing nearly enough. Besides being anti-democratic in itself, the EC can empower anti-democratic forces in a way a majority-vote system wouldn't.
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@YoohooCthulhu
YoohooRagnarok
a month ago
@jbouie It's a rube goldberg machine that needs one rusty spring to blow up
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@JonathanEby
Jonathan Eby
a month ago
@jbouie @mattyglesias The most annoying thing about the mythology is that the coasts are filled with so much more people than the interior, and we need the electoral college to counteract them. There’s a heck of a lot of people not on the coasts! There’s 50,000,000 people in the urban Midwest!
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@ericowensdc
Eric Owens
a month ago
@jbouie Election integrity is the most important thing Congress can do right now.
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