On the House Democrats' first day in the majority, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) introduced a constitutional amendment that would abolish Electoral College.
"Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office," said Cohen. "More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President."
On Friday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the importance of the Electoral College. Catch the conversation above.
Watch the PragerU video below to hear author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross explain how the Electoral College works and why a majority-rule voting system would effectually silence the voices and concerns of Americans in smaller states or outside of big cities.
A key benefit of the Electoral College system is that it decentralizes control over the election. Currently, a presidential election is really 51 separate elections: one in each state and one in D.C.
These 51 separate processes exist, side-by-side, in harmony. They do not -- and cannot -- interfere with each other.
California's election code applies only to California and determines that state's electors. So a vote cast in Texas can never change the identity of a California elector.
NPV [National Popular Vote] would disrupt this careful balance. It would force all voters into one national election pool. Thus, a vote cast in Texas will always affect the outcome in California. And the existence of a different election code in Texas always has the potential to unfairly affect a voter in California....
We would see the end of presidential candidates who care about the needs and concerns of people in smaller states or outside of big cities....
It is time to stop this attempt to undo the way American presidents are elected, which will in turn undo America.
Read the full transcript here.