Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Abolishment of the Electoral College, Says It Is a ‘Scam’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed that the Electoral College was a “scam” that adversely impacted minorities and called for its abolishment.

During an Instagram story published Monday, the New York Democrat fired off that there are “many votes here, as you can see,” as she drove down a deserted roadway.

She continued on to reference an article from New York Magazine that took aim at the defense of the Electoral College as she sarcastically blasted the system as a “very efficient way” to determine the presidency.

“Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean, I can’t think of any other way, can you?” said Ocasio-Cortez.

The freshman Democratic firebrand then claimed that the Electoral College is a “scam” with a “racial injustice breakdown” that negatively affects minority voters.

She also claimed that some states have “severe racial disparities” that “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 apposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally.

Could you image if we had this kind democracy-altering ‘fairness’ provision for literally any other group? If we weighed, for example, black and indigenous voters more because of unfairness?”

“Facts are facts America,” the self-described democratic socialist said, adding that “the Electoral College has to go.”

Watch part of AOC’s video below:

Several of the 2020 presidential primary Democrats have also called for the abolishment of the Electoral College.

As IJR Red previously reported, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for the nation to “get rid” of the electoral institution, claiming that it would make sure every candidate would have to campaign in less-populated states like Mississippi.

Additionally, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) came under serious fire after comparing the Electoral College to slavery while officially endorsing the idea of abolishing the institution. He called it “one of those bad compromises we made at day one in this country.”

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Tery Gohsman
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I’m not sure scam is the right word but the electoral college is not an instance of democracy.

James
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Maybe if AOC had “attended the Electoral College and gotten a degree”, she’d better understand how it was designed by our Founding Fathers to work equally in villages and big cities.

Morte206
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In AOCs fantasy world the will of 3-5 cities out weighs the will of the rest of the country. In my fantasy world the will of 3-5 neighborhoods in her district will outweigh the will of the few in the rest of her district who vote, not who get free stuff mind you, but who vote.

But I suppose that’s the White part, not the Black part, of my Hispanic heritage speaking out.

Screwtape
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(mumbling around a mouthful of dirt) “America IS slavery! It was founded on slavery and practices it today!”

One wonders exactly what was in that dirt Beta ate? New Mexico does have psilocybin and peyote growing naturally. Maybe chemicals leached out of his furry outfit and damaged his brain.

Screwtape
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Warren is a bobblehead and/or liar.

The electoral college is WHY candidates MUST campaign in states not CA, NY, or TX. Hillary’s dismissal of certain states cost her and now Seated Bull wants to make it official.

Good luck with that Constitutional amendment Lizzie. First you have to win the nomination then the WH.

Screwtape
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Socialist Barbie is actually arguing for the electoral college on a state level.

Why are the “minority” rural counties “scammed” by allowing the cities to dictate state policies?

Either way, she’s ignoring the Constitutional amendments needed whether on federal or state level.

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