After Superdelegates Select Obama– Democrats Push to Abolish Electoral College
The elitist Democratic superdelegates selected Barack Obama as their nominee for president this week. This was despite the fact that Hillary Clinton won more of the votes that were cast during the primary:
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Real Clear Politics Democratic Primary Delegate Totals
After appointing their nominee, this week Senator Bill Nelson of Florida introduced legislation to abolish the Electoral College.
The Hill reported:
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College on Friday, less than a week after the Democrats settled on how to handle delegates from Florida at their national convention.
Its time for Congress to really give Americans the power of one-person, one-vote, instead of the political machinery selecting candidates and electing our president, Nelson said in a release announcing the amendment.
Nelson had announced he would offer the legislation in an address to his states senate in March.
Nelson said his principal argument for making the change is that the Electoral College permits a candidate with fewer votes nationally to win the presidency by capturing narrow victories in big states. In 2000, then-Vice President Al Gore won the popular votes but George W. Bush won the Electoral College.
Nelson cited that election along with this years contentious Democratic primary in Florida as reasons for his legislation. He sued the DNC last fall for initially refusing to recognize Floridas full delegation at the Democratic National Convention.
Ann Coulter wrote more on this Democratc primary phenomena.