Activists who want to select our President the way we choose the winner of American Idol are waging an all-out assault on the U.S. electoral system.
Our Founding Fathers established the Electoral College system to help guard against factionalism and the passions of the moment. This system is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, so eliminating the Electoral College requires a constitutional amendment.
Some Senators have introduced an amendment that would do just that. But because proposals to amend the Constitution are rarely successful, a well-financed and stealth organization is spearheading an effort to circumvent the amendment process and impose a national popular vote by legislative fiat.
Eliminating the Electoral College would damage our political system and the institution of the Presidency.
Here’s the issue of the Electoral College in 60 seconds: