GOP Rep. Massie Warns Fellow Republicans Their Trump Stunts Put an Finish to the Electoral Faculty

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There are extra Democrats than there are Republicans. This isn’t solely borne out within the variety of registered voters. Democrats have constantly gained presidential elections by extensive margins.

The factor that has allowed Republicans to take workplace regardless of shedding fashionable votes is the electoral faculty. There have been frequent requires Democrats to abolish the observe. The GOP, unsurprisingly, is towards this.

Thomas Massie, a Republican congressman from Kentucky, is main a small group of GOP lawmakers asking asking their colleagues to finish their makes an attempt at overturning the election. In the event that they don’t, the group mentioned in an announcement, it may destroy the Electoral Faculty.

The congresspeople advised, “To take motion in any other case – that’s, to unconstitutionally insert Congress into the middle of the presidential election course of – would quantity to stealing energy from the folks and the states. It will, in impact, change the electoral faculty with Congress, and in so doing strengthen the efforts of these on the left who’re decided to remove it or render it irrelevant.”

The assertion continued:

“From a purely partisan perspective, Republican presidential candidates have gained the nationwide fashionable vote solely as soon as within the final 32 years. They’ve subsequently relied on the electoral faculty for almost all presidential victories within the final era. If we perpetuate the notion that Congress could disregard licensed electoral votes — based mostly solely by itself evaluation that a number of states mishandled the presidential election — we might be delegitimizing the very system that led Donald Trump to victory in 2016, and that might present the one path to victory in 2024.”