‘If you can’t win fair, change the rules’: Dems introduce bill to eliminate Electoral College, and that’s not all…

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With Democrats back in control in the U.S. House of Representatives, they wasted no time proving they still haven’t gotten over Hillary Clinton losing to President Donald Trump.

Wasting little time targeting the Constitution, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., introduced a proposed amendment to abolish the Electoral College, an endeavor that undermines the founding fathers’ efforts to prevent the “tyranny of the majority,” as characterized by James Madison, who is considered the Father of the Constitution.

Citing Al Gore’s loss in 2000, along with Clinton’s 2016 loss, Cohen claimed that “the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College.”

“Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President,” the Democratic lawmaker added.

Cohen’s proposal, one of two, to elect our president by popular vote is also known as direct democracy, or more accurately mob rule — his other proposal also a product of the left’s hatred of President Trump, with Cohen moving to bar a president from being able to pardon himself or close associates.

Naturally, there’s no grandfather clause saying it wouldn’t apply to the current office-holder.

This being all the evidence one might need to be convinced Democrats will continue what began in earnest with the Obama administration, weaponizing the institutions of government to go after political opponents.

And Cohen is just the loyal foot soldier to the party’s bidding, having compared his Republican colleagues to Nazis during the heated Obamacare battle in 2011 and more recently telling disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok he deserved a purple heart.

Of course, Democrats have been organizing against the Electoral College for some time and the right should take this ongoing assault on the Constitution seriously.

In May, Connecticut joined a blue state alliance called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which is committed to allocating electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote, regardless of who won the individual states — there are 12 states in the compact.

Just last month, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez energized the rally cry for eliminating the Electoral College in a passionate speech in Washington, under the guise of being able to “help people.”

And the message is gaining ground with Millennials, who have so little grasp of U.S. history.

The hypocrisy of the Democratic Party did not get past Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian, who tweeted: “Democrats: ‘Trump is attacking America’s fundamental institutions. Also here is a new bill to abolish the electoral college.'”

Here’s a sampling of other responses to an endeavor by the left that, if effective, shakes the very foundation of our system of government — fortunately, the GOP-led Senate is not about to move on the proposals if they did pass in the House.

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