r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 26 '23

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u/hicketre2006 May 27 '23

Democracy isn’t about preserving the Republican Party. If they shoot themselves in the foot, then tough. The system is set up to filter out extremist views like we’ve been seeing recently. The only reason they’re still around is the electoral college and gerrymandering. Among a lot of other things. BUT the popular vote sure isn’t one of them.


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u/rmwe2 May 27 '23

The EC isnt a "core part" of the Constitution. Its a quirk, an artifact left over from placating the slave states (which had small voting populations), explicitly negotiated to extend the 3/5ths compromise to the Presidential election, which all non-slavers wanted to be a popular vote. This is plain historical record. The EC was largely irrelevant until modern times, when the GOP decided to abandon any attempt to appeal to urban voters and went all in on a rural vs city strategy, in which the EC provides a structural advantage.


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u/rmwe2 May 28 '23

Are you dumb? Thats exactly what I said. Its an artifact from a 200+ year old negotiation around Slavery. That isnt a "core part" of the Constitution, it can be done away with without impacting anything else.