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Do Not Let The Electoral College Fade Away

This article is a crossover between my two blogs because it is a national issue, but Maine has made it a state issue. You cannot get through a day without hearing a politician cite a threat to our Democracy. This statement is factually incorrect. The United States of America is not, and hopefully never will be, a Democracy. Our forefathers protected our individual states by creating America as a Constitutional Republic. We are a Republic of 50 individual states. To level the playing field and give the smallest of states, like Rhodes Island and Delaware, an equal say with the largest of states, like Texas and California, with the brilliant tool called the Electoral College. When we have a Presidential Election, it is 50 individual elections (more, including our territories like Puerto Rico or Guam). The individual elections determine which candidate is awarded the Electoral Votes for the state. The number of Senators and Representatives makes up a state’s Electoral Vote total. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

There are many of the Democrat Party and some states that want to do away with the Electoral College in lieu of a popular vote. A popular vote would align with a Democracy. If that initiative were to succeed, the country’s population centers would elect our President, and all other votes would be irrelevant. We are a vast country, but our population is concentrated in the Northeast, West Coast, Texas, and Florida. Two of those four regions are Liberal, and if we were a Democracy, these two regions would elect our President, and he/she would be a Democrat.

So why does a state like Maine legislate and pass a bill favoring a national popular vote and the cessation of the Electoral College? The short, blunt answer is ignorance. But we must dig deeper. Maine is also a state that has adopted ranked-choice voting. For a state like Maine to support a popular vote is to make the votes of their constituents irrelevant. Maine is geographically a large state. The rest of New England can fit within the borders of Maine. But Maine has less than one million registered voters. The votes of Mainers would be as useless as Iowa if a popular vote replaced the Electoral College. The good thing is that a vote by the legislators of Maine is ceremonial, for it would take an amendment to the Constitution to eliminate the Electoral College, and the chances of that are the same as Biden serving a second term. So, what is the purpose of a legislature vote in Maine? It is solely for the Progressive Base. Look at us. We are so far to the Left. We are the Party for you. Well, the Progressive Movement is as popular as $3 gas and 19% Inflation. It is as fun as 8 million criminals wading across the Rio Grande or walking downtown, avoiding homeless encampments and discarded syringes. Biden has turned America into the Tree Street region of Lawrence, which I took my family away from in the 80s. Biden has taken the beauty of the American Dream and gave us Friday the 13th. Forget how old and feeble he is. As a President, he is a disaster.

If you want the elite of NYC and LA electing your President for you, then do nothing and let the libs steal your freedom as you sleep. If you have a spine, then wake up, speak up, and fight for this great country while we can still put her back together again.

Content syndicated from Conservative View from New Hampshire with permission

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Ray Cardello

As a lifelong Conservative and resident of New Hampshire, Ray Cardello is positioned to speak with common sense about the happenings of the nation and the region. Conservative View from New Hampshire is Ray’s second blog and podcast effort in 20 years. He has published over 1,000 articles since January 2021, is syndicated on 15 websites, and is published on over 65 sites. Ray is passionate about his writing and sees the Internet as the only way for Conservatives to compete with the mainstream media. Ray claims there will be much to discuss as we move forward and his blog will not focus strictly on Washington but will also delve into State and Local issues as well. There is so much going on and so little factual sources of information to rely on.

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