Electoral College-WTF?

November 10, 2016

 

When will we dump this anarchic, unnecessary, costly institution? I’ve drawn cartoons about it in the past and I’m not drawing another because I’m done with wasting my time. I’m also done with wasting my time voting for President of the United States. When I darken that little oval, I’m not voting for who I want to be president. I’m voting for some anonymous “elector” somewhere in Connecticut who is entrusted––but not required––to vote for my choice when they get together sometime in the future.

The founding fathers set up this cockamamie system because they regarded the voting public as uneducated, superstitious, ignorant, backwards, uninformed, emotional jerk-offs. And, they were right. But the only fair way to have any vote for office is a system where the candidate with the most votes wins. So, until that day, I’m boycotting presidential elections. I’ll vote down-ballot where I know the local candidates will benefit from my direct, democratic vote.

This year, the presidential candidate I voted for––and a majority of America joined me––did not win. In 2000, I voted for George W who won the Electoral College vote, but Al Gore won the popular vote and so he and the people who voted for him were screwed. People like to say, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” Wrong. You may vote for president, but your vote likely as not won’t be acknowledged. And regardless of whether you vote for anybody or anything, just living in the good ol’ USA and paying taxes gives you the right to complain.

It simply isn’t fair, logical or justified and there doesn’t seem to be  the political will among the uneducated, superstitious, ignorant, backwards, uninformed, emotional jerk-off public to change it. So, four years from now, knock yourselves out with your presidential vote. Unless the Electoral College is abolished, I won’t be joining you.

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