Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud: The Electoral College Edition

In an attempt to cover their asses* while not voting to overturn the electiom, four Republican congresscritters made a Kinsley gaffe (boldface mine):

From a purely partisan perspective, Republican presidential candidates have won the national popular vote only once in the last 32 years. They have therefore depended on the electoral college for nearly all presidential victories in the last generation. If we perpetuate the notion that Congress may disregard certified electoral votes—based solely on its own assessment that one or more states mishandled the presidential election—we will be delegitimizing the very system that led Donald Trump to victory in 2016, and that could provide the only path to victory in 2024.

They are openly admitting they can’t win a majority of the vote. Rather than addressing that however, they simply accept that and are willing to embrace it.

Someday, the U.S. actually will be a functional democracy where the majority of votes elect the president and the majority of the Senate. Until then, at least we know where we stand.

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