How were Republicans undermining democracy?
packing the courts with right wing judges so they can make the courts swing the law to the right even though that is not what the people want. That is undermining democracy.
There is a pretty big difference between not voting on a justice and fundamentally changing the court.
The republicans used political games to pack the courts with right wing judges. Now the democrats are thinking of doing the same. But in your mind the republicans are fine, but if the democrats do that, that's wrong. That is some hyper partisan bullshit.
It is not an antiquated system. It gives rural voters a voice.
no, they have a voice either way. What it does is make a rural (mostly white) votes matter more than a vote for a person in a city.
I suppose they could get rid of the electoral college if they felt like it and had the votes. It is just a really stupid idea and an obvious power grab.
there is some twisted logic. Having everyone's votes count for the same amount is a "power grab". having rural people's votes count for way more than urban people's votes is totally fine though....
they did win. both by millions of votes and by the electoral college.
Still disputed, but probably. If you win through the electoral college, good on you.
lol just because someone disputes something, doesn't mean they are right. I can dispute that the moon exists, but that doesn't change that it is there. Biden won, that is extremely clear. Trump can dispute all he wants, he's an idiot.
If you win the popular vote, literally couldn't care less.
this says alot about the republican party. They recognize they do not represent the majority of americans. They know that they are attempting to force a minority of people's wishes on the majority, and they are ok with it. They actually enjoy it. Its a bit perverse.
In America, we have states, and allowing all areas of the US to matter electorally is important. I'd secede if I was in the Midwest and would be constantly taxed and neglected in Congress.
That happens now. The only states that get paid attention to are the swing states. Any state that is "safe" is ignored. All the system does is change which states get ignored.
Meanwhile, California still has a huge voice under the current system even though their votes "matter less".
yes. California has more people than many countries.
California has about 40 million people. That is about 12% of the US's population. they have 55 of 538 electoral college votes. that is a bit over 10% of the electoral college vote.
Iowa has 3.15 million people. That is about 0.95% of the US population. They get 6 electoral college votes. That is about 0.11% of the electoral college.
So yes, California should have a bigger say in the electoral college than they do. A vote in california is worth less than a vote in Iowa.