Monday, December 19, 2016

Truest statement of the week

 Whether or not their maneuver succeeds — and it almost certainly won’t — they’ll have done something that has longstanding consequences. Politicizing the Electoral College means that from here on out, whether electors vote according to the wishes of their states’ citizens will be an open question.

We’re now stuck with an extra step in presidential elections, whereby electors, who are little more than party functionaries, find themselves subject to pressure campaigns, demand intelligence briefings, and the like, and are seemingly endowed with the ability to make a subjective determination about the “fitness” of a candidate.

-- Michael Tracey, "Anti-Trump forces want the Electoral College to orchestrate a coup: Those ginning up resistance are breathtakingly hypocritical" (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS).

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