Chris Hayes reminds viewers that if the Electoral College weren’t in the Constitution it would be unconstitutional (and other hot takes)
Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 has led the Left to start crusades for all sorts of changes to the Constitution. One movement is to abolish the Electoral College, and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes devoted some time to that effort yesterday, comparing U.S. presidential elections to high school class president elections:
Chris Hayes Goes Off on Electoral College: 'If You Run for Class President,' You Need the Most Votes to Win https://t.co/cuxIUNDrja
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 31, 2019
Breaking: High schools aren’t governed under Constitutional Republic rules:
that, uh, doesn't help his case the way he thinks it does. https://t.co/AwMpYMYSV9
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) August 31, 2019
Shh! Don’t tell him.
“Breaking: the President of the United States of America is elected via different methodology than Class President at some local school somewhere.”
That’s some solid work there, guys and gals. Keep it up.
— Mike (@mikecarroll1974) August 31, 2019
So he wants to abolish the senate also?
— Mike Parker (@MJP1313) August 31, 2019
Chris remembers his time in student government but apparently skipped civics… https://t.co/URdHqBMyw6
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) August 31, 2019
The United States has over 320 million people over spread out over roughly 3.8 million square miles. A classroom has somewhere between 20-30 people over roughly 1,000 square feet. #Analogying https://t.co/uDlIp4koLD
— Alex Christy (@alexchristy17) August 31, 2019
Other than that, the two are totally comparable! *Eye roll*
Hayes went on to make an, um, interesting observation:
WATCH: @chrislhayes on the electoral college: “The weirdest thing about the electoral college is the fact that if it wasn't specifically in the Constitution for the presidency, it would be unconstitutional.” #inners pic.twitter.com/bA5n31w03y
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) August 31, 2019
Abolish the IRS https://t.co/78ajKy4m4A
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) August 31, 2019
"If the bicameral legislature weren't in the Constitution it would be unconstitutional!"
These people are insane. @allinwithchris
— John Rambo (@JohnJ2427) August 31, 2019
Weird thing about abortion. If It wasn’t specifically permitted by law, it would be illegal
— What Difference Does It Make? (@Craaazzyuuh) August 31, 2019
This is the kind of clip I’d post to mock Hayes, but they’re posting it themselves https://t.co/Q2zOaMEkdk
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 31, 2019
If it weren’t in the constitution it’d be unconstitutional? I think I’m gonna write that down. 😂😂😂
— charlie (@charliemenghett) August 31, 2019
Say what? By far one of the dumbest arguments I have ever heard. Did he honestly think this was a smart statement? https://t.co/gshsH9zQ0Z
— stay positive (@JandEsdad) August 31, 2019
What it all boils down to is this:
“I don’t like the rules because we’re not winning.”
— Sam Roberts (@RealSamRoberts) August 31, 2019
Before the 2016 election, the “Trump has no path to 270” takes in the media were many. Now that same system has to go because Hillary lost. Go figure!