Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Oh No! Save the Electoral College!

The National Review seems to have a different definition of the phrase “on the verge” than I do. One of their writers declares:

You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but the Electoral College is on the verge of being eliminated.


How “on the verge”? Five states have approved resolutions calling for deciding the presidential elections based on a direct popular vote. Three more have upcoming votes on the matter. That’s a whopping eight states out of 50. And it takes 34 states to even put it on the ballot. It takes 38 states to ratify such an amendment. That means we’re less than 1/4 of the way to putting it on the ballot. This is “on the verge of being eliminated”?

Frankly, I think it is time to eliminate it. It is an anachronism from the 18th century that no longer has a serious argument to be made in its favor.