ICYMI: Ocasio-Cortez Tried To Lecture Us On The Electoral College Again…It Was A Total Disaster

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Posted: Aug 26, 2019 3:23 PM
ICYMI: Ocasio-Cortez Tried To Lecture Us On The Electoral College Again…It Was A Total Disaster

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has found a new enemy: The Electoral College. The freshman Democrat appears to be taking a break from defending her anti-Semitic colleagues, pushing the Green New Scam, and other socialist policies to bash an institution that’s become the latest subject of rage for Democrats who simply cannot let the 2016 election go. In our history, there have only been five times where the winner has won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote. And yet, we’re still here. And let’s use the word “lost” loosely for 2016; Clinton didn’t break 50 percent in that category either. Well, let’s to the reasons why AOC hates this institution (via The Hill):

Ocasio-Cortez made her argument on … an Instagram story that includes her driving along a deserted highway and quipping, "many votes here, as you can see."

Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can’t think of any other way, can you?" Ocasio-Cortez says, before going on to cite a report from New York Magazine that argues the defenses of the system that determines the winner of presidential elections are flawed.

The freshman lawmaker said the Electoral College is a "scam" that has a "racial injustice breakdown" undermining the votes of people of color. 

"Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as apposed to a 'one person, one vote' system where all our votes are counted equally," she says, before pushing back against the argument that eliminating the Electoral College would give big states too much power.  

Yeah, first of all, anytime you try to retroactively apply political correctness—you’re going off the cliff. Second, Democrats need to stop bashing the Electoral College when they lose—you’re not entitled to win elections. Third, the 2016 election was winnable. You all know this. The Democrats could’ve easily beaten Trump, but their people stayed home. With Hillary Clinton on the ticket, there was just no excitement really. None. Just compare the results from 2012 and 2016 in Wayne County, Michigan (Detroit)—it’s quite stark and decisive. All Clinton had to do was match Obama’s totals and she would’ve won. All she had to do was not tell coal miners that her mission would be to throw them on the street. All she had to do was reach out to rural and working-class voters—she didn’t. when you don’t do the leg work—you only have yourself to blame. As someone mentioned on social media year ago when the first Democratic tantrums rolled were thrown, we elect our president based on geographic diversity. Trump won the Rust Belt. He won white working-class voters, the middle class, and secured enough support in key areas, like Buck County, PA, to win the presidency. Millions of Democrats crossed over because he had a message of job creation, economic growth, stronger national defense, support for law enforcement, and better trade deals. Clinton was all about more government. The Electoral College isn’t a scam. Thus far, it’s worked out quite well for us as a nation and losing an election is a terrible reason to detonate any institution.

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