YourBlackWorld, By Victor Trammell, Posted October 2nd 2020
Don Lemon of CNN said that there’s a need for a radical change in order to allow the “majority” to have a bigger say in the government. In his nightly handoff, Don Lemon Tonight, his colleague, Chris Cuomo that Democrats should go ahead and do away with the Electoral College, as Republicans are going to take up a Supreme Court seat two months prior to the election.
“We’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” said Lemon.
In response, Cuomo said, “I don’t know about that,” arguing that Americans just have to vote.
“You know what we’re going to have to do?… You’re going to have to get rid of the electoral college,” continued the CNN anchor. “Because the minority in this country get to decide who our judges are and who our president is. Is that fair?”
In return, Cuomo said that a constitutional amendment is required for that to be achieved. More than two-thirds of the House of Representative and Senate will have to vote to eliminate the Electoral College and establish the direct popular-vote process.
Lemon went on to say that in case Joe Biden wins, Democrats can reshuffle the court system, get that amendment done, and finally approved. Before the conversation kicked off, Cuomo predicted a “short-term win” for the U.S. president amid the Supreme Court battle.
“I think it’s a win,” Cuomo said. “I think that if they get this judge, it’s a win because if he wants people to vote for him if he doesn’t deliver a nominee and it doesn’t get acted on by the Republicans, they’ve got trouble.”
Back in 2016, Donald Trump became the U.S. President despite getting 3 million votes lower than Hillary Clinton. Research findings indicate that Republicans are more likely to benefit from the Electoral College than Democrats.
The Electoral College offers a structural benefit to small states, whereby each receives a number of electoral votes equal to the number of representatives they have in the U.S. House, including two additional votes. And this acts in favor of Republicans.