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October 26th, 2017
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez showed his lack of Constitutional knowledge when he said “the Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution” during a speech.
“The Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution,” Perez incorrectly babbled during a lecture at Indiana University Law School. “It doesn’t have to be there.”
The Electoral College is clearly laid out in Article II of the Constitution: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.”
Perez has previously stated that President Donald Trump “didn’t win” last November’s election because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, even though audits prove she never actually won, because the margin was made up by dead voters. Until now, he has never denied that the Electoral College is part of the Constitution.
Hoping Perez Constitutional stoogery will soon be forgotten, the DNC did not respond when inquired about whether Perez truly believes the “Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution.”
There is no excuse for someone of Perez’ prominence to be so ignorant about the U.S. Constitution, given its ready availability on the internet and in public libraries.
“Rather than being elected directly by the people, the president is elected by members of the Electoral College, which is created by Article II, Section 1,” it explains.
Perez went on, saying he hopes states agree to a “national popular vote compact,” in which states agree to give their allocated electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.
“There’s a national popular vote compact in which a number of states have passed a bill that says, we will allocate our vote, our electoral votes, to the person who wins the national popular vote once other states totaling 170 electoral votes do the same,” Perez said. “I’m frankly proud to tell you that the first state to pass such a law was Maryland.”
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