The former first lady Hillary Clinton announced on SiriusXM’s Signal Boost program that she is once again involved in the presidential election, in a brand new capacity this year. According to her own reporting, she is “an elector in New York,” for the 2020 year, and she is “sure” she’ll get to “vote for Joe (Biden) and (Sen. Kamala Harris) in New York.”
“So, that’s pretty exciting,” the austere former nation-wide favorite for the White House went on congenially.
The former secretary of state’s positive attitude about being part of the Electoral College is somewhat surprising, considering that she has previously called for its abolishment, according to CNN. “…She advocated for the president to be instead selected based on the US popular vote. Clinton won almost 2.9 million more votes than Donald Trump in 2016, but lost the election after Trump secured a majority of votes in the Electoral College,” the network reported.”
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This begs the question; who let one of the system’s most infamous critics be part of casting a vote? While we know that the left has been feeling very sorry for Clinton (and themselves) for the past almost four years, and the state of New York has taken in the former Arkansas first family, it seems extremely counter-intuitive to allow a political fox into the voting hen-house in such a blatantly disrespectful way.
According to the left’s own description of the process, it’s something that has not only great weight in the upcoming election, but could feasibly be cheated, should a person be properly motivated to vote against the candidate they’re sent to cast a ballot for.
“When Americans cast their votes in presidential elections, they are not selecting the President directly. According to the system laid out by the US Constitution, Americans are voting for 538 electors, who meet in their respective states and vote for the President and Vice President,” CNN reported.
“These electors comprise the Electoral College, and their votes are then counted by the President of the Senate in a joint session of Congress. Each state is in charge of selecting their own electors.
“There is an elector for every member of the US House of Representatives (435) and the US Senate (100), and an additional three for people who live in the District of Columbia. It takes 270 electoral votes to get a majority of the Electoral College and win the presidential election.”
So, the question remains, will the former Democrat presidential candidate, and close personal friend of current Democrat presidential candidate, vote fairly? While the state of New York is not considered a “swing state,” it does rank in the top three in the sheer number of electoral votes, with 29 in the balance.
Clinton’s personally devastating loss in 2016, however, wasn’t the first time she has been against the historic and groundbreaking method for electing representatives to run the country.
“Clinton had also called for an end to the Electoral College after the 2000 election when former Vice President Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the presidency. Clinton told reporters at the time, ‘I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it’s time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president.”
Once again, the former first lady is calling our election process into question, this time founded on the basis of mail-in ballots which were a new and (according to many, not so) improved version of the in-person voting that we’ve primarily done, for all these years. Clinton told the Signal Boost hosts that she believes there won’t be a firm answer to who won the election “for a couple of days, if not longer.”
As for her real ballot (versus her electoral college vote), the former presidential candidate says she hasn’t voted yet.
“I’m waiting for either a break in the line so I can vote early, or I’ll just, you know, take up a bag lunch and go stand in line and vote on Election Day, depending upon what I can get done,” Clinton said, laughing it off. And if you buy that, I’ll throw the Golden Gate in for free.