Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez continued his party’s rallying cry for eliminating the Electoral College in a passionate speech before a leftist group.
Speaking in Washington D.C. to “Demand Justice” on Wednesday, Perez voiced his support for the movement to abolish the part of the election system our founding fathers established to prevent the tyranny of big states over smaller states.
“When you lose elections, you lose control of the ability to help people. We have won the popular vote in six out of the last seven elections, and we have been awarded the White House in four out of the last seven elections,” Perez said at the event which focused on how Democrats could combat President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court and other judicial nominations.
“Four out of the nine justices on the Supreme Court now were appointed by presidents who didn’t win the popular vote, or at least in the case of [former President George W.] Bush, he won it the second time around, but he didn’t win it the first time around,” Perez said.
“As we have this conversation, we need to make sure we’re also talking to our colleagues and friends in the progressive movement who are talking about things like the national popular vote,” he continued, touting the scheme that would “guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia,” according to the National Popular Vote’s website.
“I’m proud of the fact that Maryland was the first state to enter the compact,” Perez told the audience.
“I wish I could say that we’re not going to have another election where a person loses the popular vote but wins the White House,” he added. “I’m not sure I can say that.”
Democrats have been critical of the Electoral College since Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election, reminding America ad nauseam that despite Trump’s dominance in electoral votes, their failed nominee won the popular vote.
Last year, Perez even declared that the Electoral College was “not a creation of the Constitution.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 27, 2017
The National Popular Vote bill, has been enacted into law in 12 states with 172 electoral votes.
Eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a national popular vote would mean a handful of states, especially densely populated ones like California and New York, would decide the election. This could also lead to candidates focusing their campaigns strictly on those states with the biggest populations, effectively eliminating campaign stops in middle America and small rural towns.
Democrats seem forever focused on looking to place blame for their losses on anyone but themselves and for changing the rules when they don’t like the results. In California, a bill was passed by Democrats in 2016 that basically allows anyone – such as paid political campaign workers – to retrieve absentee ballots from voters that were not yet mailed and deliver them to polling places.
Voters headed to the polls with the ability to rank candidates in order of preference in Maine, the first state in the nation to use the system.
Twitter users slammed the pompous attitude of Democrats like Perez who continue to act as if they know better than our founders how the American system should work.
This is awful. We have the electoral college so that the big cities can’t dictate to the country.
— Daisy (@Luigiandtinky) December 6, 2018
So we are going to have NY & California elect all of our future Presidents?
— Trish Elemont (@TrishE58) December 7, 2018
Let’s just shred the Constitution while you’re at it. @TomPerez obviously doesn’t know how a Constitutional Republic works.
— Gil Aguiles (@gaguiles) December 7, 2018
The electoral college insures that rural Americans are represented. The DNC wants to oust it. What next? Destroy the Constitution? Founding Fathers knew better that the DNC. Snap out of it liberals. Work for America, not yourselves
— Linda Kay Nichols (@LindaKNichols1) December 7, 2018
Wow CA and New York would govern our whole country . Wonder what that would look like?
— pharaohmau (@pharaohmau) December 7, 2018
The founding fathers knew what they were doing. The rest of the country shouldn’t be ruled by the populous of NY and CA. The people who grow your food should have a say for what benefits them too
— TR Watson ??⛳️??? (@MyDearWats0n) December 7, 2018
You can’t have any more clear evidence than this that the Democrats seek to destroy our republic! Never ever vote for any Democrat!
— baman (@Genious168IQ) December 6, 2018
Yes. Let’s let one or two states elect every president here on out. Imagine how much more time you will have on your hands in the middle states not having to vote.
— Frederick Leathers (@FrederickLeath5) December 6, 2018
Typical Democrat, when they loose, they want to change the rules.
— Lorenzo (@AuLorenzo) December 6, 2018
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