Ocasio-Cortez Blasted For Road-Trip Video Calling For End To Electoral College
Every time Democrats lose the presidential election, they decry the Founding Fathers for creating the Electoral College (they didn’t mind it, though, when Barack Obama won the White House twice).
Hillary Clinton and her supporters are constantly crowing that she won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, although Trump won the Electoral College vote 304-227.
So liberals were ecstatic on Tuesday when the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that presidential electors can cast their vote for the presidential candidate of their own choice and are not bound by the popular vote in their states. A panel of federal judges ruled 2-1 saying that Colorado was wrong in 2016 to force an elector to vote for Clinton in the Electoral College.
Cue Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 29-year-old former bartender took to social media to laud the court for shredding the U.S. Constitution.
In an Instagram post, AOC is seen driving along a deserted highway and joking, “many votes here, as you can see.” “Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can’t think of any other way, can you?” Ocasio-Cortez says.
The Democratic socialist says the Electoral College is a “scam” that through a “racial injustice breakdown” diminishes the votes of people 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,” she says. “Facts are facts America. The Electoral College has to go.”
While liberals applauded AOC, a few conservatives took her on.
“Actually @AOC, eliminating the Electoral College would silence our voices here in Iowa and in many other states across the country,” Republican Sen. Joni Ernst wrote on Twitter, adding, “This is just more evidence of how out of touch the Democrats have become.”
Actually @AOC, eliminating the Electoral College would silence our voices here in Iowa and in many other states across the country.
This is just more evidence of how out of touch the Democrats have become. https://t.co/yfm4oDCpkm
— Joni Ernst (@joniernst) August 21, 2019
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee also weighed in, saying Ocasio-Cortez clearly wasn’t paying attention in school when her teachers covered civics.
“The great sage, AOC, apparently didn’t take Civics so she wants to get rid of the Electoral College. The college we need to close is the one who gave her a degree! She won’t watch this, but hope you will. Electoral College is good for Dems and GOP,” he wrote on Twitter, posting a video as well.
The great sage, AOC, apparently didn’t take Civics so she wants to get rid of the Electoral College. The college we need to close is the one who gave her a degree! She won’t watch this, but hope you will. Electoral College is good for Dems and GOP. https://t.co/1wRD6fM9mx
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 22, 2019
Republican National Committee spokesman Elizabeth Harrington also blasted Ocasio-Cortez for whining about “anyone but coastal elites” having a “say in our elections.”
Ocasio-Cortez (and many 2020 Dem candidates) think it’s a “scam” to allow anyone but coastal elites have a say in our electionshttps://t.co/13w0Uyxjh5
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) August 21, 2019
On Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said AOC’s ignorance is dangerous.
“Think of how many people follow her on Instagram and are going to think, ‘OK, the Electoral College is racist’ — because she’s… driving through flyover country, then she thinks that it’s OK to say that these people don’t matter — the people that live here don’t matter,” Perino said.