Changing Electoral College for National Popular Vote in presidential elections likely to help transgender people

Senate minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell calls popular vote idea 'absurd and dangerous' (Photo Credit: AP/Susan Welch)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The current system tends to place battles for the White House in swing states. The proposal by the National Popular Vote movement puts the outcome directly in the hands of the majority of voters. And yes, this does favor the Democrats, which in turns, helps transgender people enormously, particularly in the area of civil rights.

The National Popular Vote movement has been making considerable headway, enough so that GOP leaders are terrified. Case in point: Senate minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky recently said this about the movement: “a genuine threat to our country . . .”

More from MSNBC — McConnell: “the most important issue in America that nobody is talking about,” and said the movement is “getting dangerously close to achieving their goal of eliminating the Electoral College without actually amending the Constitution,”   “We need to kill it in the cradle before it grows up . . .”

Would the popular vote put an end to future GOP White House occupancy chances? No. It will, however, force the Republicans to run better calibre candidates, putting an end to the vacuum of rational thinkers among hopefuls.

A visit to the National Popular Vote movement’s website, there are a number of Republicans actually supporting the movement. There are a few Democrats that do oppose it.

As for those concerned about GOP claims of weakened rural states, that is not true — small states have ALWAYS had equal parity in the Senate — each state gets two votes regardless of population. If these rural states can’t use this parity to their advantage, it’s not the problem of the majority of voters, is it?

All comments, pro or con, are welcome!

National Popular Vote movement website: http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

Syndicated columnist David Sirota’ opinion on the subject: Opinion | Banana Republicans want to weaken your vote | Seattle Times Newspaper.

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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Politics, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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2 replies

  1. The Electoral College was a good system back when it took days for the results to reach it’s destination. Today in the electronic age it takes a few seconds for the vote to reach its destination.

  2. I find that last line from McConnell ironic considering his anti abortion stance

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