Graham Slams Dems Pushing to Nix the Electoral College: They ‘Want Rural America to Go Away Politically’

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Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) slammed Democrats on Twitter Tuesday, claiming that the reason Democrats are backing the abolishment of the Electoral College is that they “want rural America to go away politically.”

Graham took to the Twittersphere on Tuesday to go after the Democrats following the Monday CNN town hall where fellow Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declared that she wanted to “get rid of the Electoral College,” becoming the latest Democratic presidential candidate to endorse the idea.

In the tweet, Graham claimed that the Democrats’ “desire to abolish the Electoral College” is being “driven by the idea Democrats want rural America to go away politically.” He then linked out to a Fox News article covering Warren’s remarks on the subject during the town hall.

Warren — senator from Massachusetts and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee candidate — called for the removal of the Electoral College during a televised CNN town hall in Mississippi, citing that most presidential candidates spend more of their time in swing states such as Florida than non-swing states.

“Every vote matters. And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the Electoral College.”

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However, Warren’s plan of an Electoral exodus brings its own fair share of problems, as IJR Red previously reported.

One such problem is the theory that a candidate could take the White House riding on the support from the nine most populous states in the union should the Electoral College be removed from the equation.

Former President George W. Bush defeated former Vice President Al Gore through the Electoral College while losing the popular vote in the 2000 presidential election. President Donald Trump did the same in the 2016 election.

Democratic presidential hopefuls, such as Warren and Southbend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.), have called for the abolishment of the College, which is laid out in the Constitution. Buttigieg has been quoted as saying that the institution “less and less democratic.”

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Screwtape
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No. Then there will be no one for them to look down on, raise their organic kale, or watch while wind generators and solar farms devour their land.

For the elite, flyover citizens should be convenient but never heard from. After all, they know what’s best for the new peasants.

Phyllis Softa
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How would rural American voters not be able to have their votes counted? They are currently counted in the popular vote count. How would it change? The nine most populous states would include CA, TX, FL NY. IL, PA, OH, GA NC 6 of the 9 voted for Trump in 2016. The candidates would still campaign in each state and territory for the primary. Basically in the general, candidates focus on swing states. Do you ever hear of candidates heading for RI or WY in the general election NOW?

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