STOP IT! STOP NOW!
The Electoral College is a Constitutional construct. That would be Article 2 Section 1 Clause 4. the 12th Amendement and Section 1 of the 23rd Amendment.
If Trumpkin is our president, it is bad. In certain ways, it’s worse if something happens and Mike Pence takes his place. But the United States of America is a country of law, relying on the US Constitution. We are the only country in the history of the world with free scheduled elections and the bloodless transfer of power. We owe it to the men and women and children who gave their lives founding this country to honour that process. If we lose the rule of law, we have lost everything in perpetuity.
We need to stand up. Put pressure on the few elected Democrats left to stand firm against the GOP tide. And we need to take back our party from the ground up. We need to run candidates starting in the next cycle. But we need now to accept that Trumpkin won.
This morning Fiona went on her standard Sunday play date. Her friend’s mom is a Branch Trumpidian who told me today how glad she is that all the Muslims and Mexicans will be deported, and how great it will be that the ACA will be repealed. “The Democrats,” she said, “You all believe that everyone is equal, and everyone should have things like education and health care. You’re wrong.” This is what we’re up against. It’s not just Trumpkin, it’s the people whose thoughts he gave voice to. They’re angry, they’re riled up, and yes, they’re all idiots. But they won.
You want to change the Constitution? Go for it. Also consider the National Popular Vote Movement, which already has passed in 11 states. That will be quicker than a ratified amendment. Protest: that’s protected under the First Amendment. VOTE. Organize. Start going to your local Democratic Committee meetings. Join Brand New Congress. Run for office. Give money to the Sierra Club, Bold Progressives, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Move On and the ACLU.
But violating the Constitution? NO.