The National Popular Vote peeps are still at it. Although I was an elector, in 2000, I tend to forget about the sneaky, persistent move to dilute the Electoral College to nothingness. One would think I'd know better. Apparently, however, I need a constant reminder from my oh-so bright and witty, Dem Louisiana state senator, Joe McPherson, who, over the years, has never failed to author a senate bill in support of such a stupid idea. Joe is as reliable as clockwork, so this Regular Legislative Session, on the bayou, is no different.
As I type, my inbox is filling up with "read reports" from the host of leges (that's what we call ‘em in Louisiana) I e-mailed, on the subject, this morning. On occasion, my e-mails have sparked snarky catfights between Joe and me. I wonder if that'll be the case this session.
Please check with the legislators in your state to see what's afoot. Although, in myriad ways, the election process has been corrupted, the genius of the Electoral College must continue for our votes to count, at all. As James Madison put it, "Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob."
I may have to design a bumper sticker: Mob Rule Isn't Cool.