Promethean Delegates Unbound: the ‘Nuclear Option’

Why does America have such a screwy “system” for electing party nominees to run for the office of president? There’s only one instance of the word “primary” and its related forms in the Constitution: the 24th Amendment. And the 76 words that make up that amendment all deal with striking down poll taxes, not some justification for any primary election system. Our “presidential primary system” is akin to the Electoral College system in that both are undemocratic. In the turmoil after the 2000 presidential election, Hillary Clinton actually called for ending the Electoral College: “I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it’s time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president.” If Mrs. Clinton still thinks we should scrap the Electoral College system, a system required by the Constitution, would she be up for scrapping...(Read Full Article)

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