Name It and Claim It: DNC Chair Calls Electoral College Unconstitutional, Yet Reality Persists

“The electoral college doesn’t have to be there."

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s devastating defeat and Donald Trump’s ascension to the highest office in the land, many on the Left continue to cry hard enough to lose their pacifiers.  Perhaps distracted by desperate attempts to find them, some Dems are forgetting basic things such as the importance of civility and the legal requirements and standards for impeachment.  And one Democrat — the head of that party’s national committee, in fact — has forgotten the Constitution.

In a lecture at Indiana University, DNC chairman Tom Perez presented to the world a radical claim:

“The Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution. It doesn’t have to be there.  There’s a national popular vote compact in which a number of states have passed a bill that says we will allocate our vote, our electoral votes, to the person who wins the national popular vote once other states totaling 270 electoral votes do the same.”

Of course, Perez is completely incorrect.  Our electoral process is clearly delineated in Article II of the U.S. Constitution, stating:

“Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress:  but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.”

Undoubtedly, the DNC’s top man is clinging to the nonsense of Electoral College invalidation in an attempt to discredit Trump’s election.  And while that struggle with reality is relatively harmless when kept as a private matter between Perez and his therapist, he crosses a major line when spreading the lie to the general public.  Hopefully, the students at IU Law School — the audience in front of whom he joined leftists around America in wishing upon a star of absurdity — have read our nation’s founding document for themselves and know better.

The Democratic Party has expended incredible energy on lies, throughout the 2016 campaign and now for a year after their crushing loss.  Perhaps their efforts would be more usefully spent on making come true an even farther-fetched fantasy in light of their last campaign:  presenting to the world a candidate who doesn’t stink.


   

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