Replacing the current Electoral College with direct vote would cause “great harm” to voters in rural areas because they would be prevented from participating in the election of their president, warned Trent England, director of Save Our States.
England claims that the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College to protect the power and sovereignty of small states because otherwise the only voices that would be heard would be those in the massive urban areas, mainly on the east coast and California.
“James Madison stood up talking about presidential elections and he said, “Look, you know what? A direct popular vote sounds really good,'” England told Independent Women’s Forum.
“And Madison basically said, “Hey, look, in theory, I could go for that because it sounds simple and it’s easy to understand.” But the problem, Madison said is in practice, in real life, the way it would actually work is that the biggest cities would just be in control all the time and nobody else would really have a voice,” he said.
It should be noted that each state currently receives a number of electors equal to the number of members in Congress, that is equal to the number of representatives of the House plus its two senators. This figure, therefore, is not directly proportional to the number of residents in each state.
“And so we hear that from Democrats, and it’s understandable,” Trent said of the debate recently sparked by liberal leaders. “They would rather have a set of rules that made it easier for them to win with their current political coalition, which is centered on the big cities. And so if we did away with the Electoral College, that would obviously make it a lot easier for them to win without reaching beyond the big cities very much,” he said.
President Donald Trump agreed, “The only reason they’re doing that is they’re trying to catch up,” he said, according to Fox News. “So if they can’t catch up through the ballot box by winning an election they want to try doing it in a different way,” he added.
In other words, Daily Wire journalist Aaron Bandler warned, those few places could govern the United States, while the Midwest would have virtually no voice. “The Electoral College helps to prevent such tyranny,” he emphasized.
Bandler said that replacing the Electoral College with the popular vote “is a dangerous idea, as the system is a mechanism that protects liberty and federalism from mob rule. Here is everything you need to know about the Electoral College.”
The reason the Founding Fathers designed the Electoral College was to avoid “federal tyranny,” because the United States is a constitutional republic, not a democracy, he continued. “The rights bestowed to the individual by God cannot be up for a majority vote,” the journalist concluded.
“The Electoral College was put in place for a reason. As American citizens, it is our responsibility to be informed of the importance of this system. If we remain ignorant and abolish the Electoral College, we will lose a major piece of freedom in our country,” said Rachael Stevenson, a member of a family of ranchers in Montana.