Sen Ernst Proclaims AOC’s Idea to Abolish Electoral College Would ‘Silence’ Voices Across Country

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Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) took aim at self-described democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) after the freshman Democrat called for the abolishment of the Electoral College.

In a tweet published late Wednesday morning, Ernst — a combat veteran and the junior senator from Iowa — delivered a haymaker against Ocasio-Cortez, claiming that nixing the electoral institution would “silence” voters’ voices in the Hawkeye State and “many other states” in America.

The Iowa Republican also blasted the move as being “more evidence” of the Democratic Party’s lack of “touch” with voters.

“Actually [Ocasio-Cortez], eliminating the Electoral College would silence our voices here in Iowa and in many other states across the country,” wrote Ernst. “This is just more evidence of how out of touch the Democrats have become.”

Ernst’s claims hold a kernel of truth.

As IJR Red noted, over half of the U.S.’s population live in just nine states — California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina — according to projections by the World Population Review.

If the Electoral College were abolished, a candidate could theoretically take the presidency by just winning those nine states.

Ocasio-Cortez referred to the Electoral College as a “scam” that negatively impacted minority voters in an Instagram story posted Monday, as IJR Red previously reported.

She also called for the electoral institution to be abolished, saying that “severe racial disparities” in some states allows the Electoral College to “effectively” place more weight on “white voters over voters of color.”

“Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally,” said the New York Democrat.

Some of the Democrats running for president in 2020 have backed the idea of getting rid of the Electoral College, including Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas.).

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WellHungChad
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The fraud quad squad=today’s Democrat party.

Screwtape
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AOC is a retard. Explaining Seated Bull’s and Beta’s desire to eliminate the electoral college is also easy. They are hypocrites and anti-Constitutionalists as far as the electoral college*.

Neither objected when Obozo won or Clinton before that. Their objection is that their side ost in 2016. They are sore losers.

*also the 2nd amendment and whatever other rights stand in their way, like the 1st.

Screwtape
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Morte and James, remember that Obvious-Commie was a bartender and wannabe actress who stumbled into an audition for the Justice Democrats. Despite TWO alleged degrees, including one in economics, she still couldn’t figure out how to afford an apartment in DC. This is the definition of unprepared for prime time.

Morte206
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Day by day in every way, AOC gets dumber and dumber. **
** My apologies to the self help crowd who day by day in every way are getting better and better.

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