An election-denying Democratic congressman on Sunday called for scrapping the Electoral College as the method to elect the president.
Left-wing Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that America needs to adopt a national popular vote.
“We should elect the president the way we elect governors, senators, mayors, representatives, everybody else. Whoever gets the most votes wins.” said Raskin, a member of the Democrats’ anti-Trump committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
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“The Electoral College now – which has given us five popular-vote losers as president in our history, twice in this century alone – has become a danger, not just to democracy, but to the American people. It was a danger on January 6,” added Raskin.
“There are so many curving byways and nooks and crannies in the Electoral College, that there are opportunities for a lot of strategic mischief.”
Yet Raskin himself was involved in election mischief not so long ago.
As The Free Press reported in January 2021, when Raskin was among the House Democratic managers who led the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, he had once sought to deny the election results in Florida.
Raskin formally objected to certifying Trump’s election in January 2017 by claiming 10 of Florida’s then-29 electors were violating Florida’s law prohibiting dual office-holding.”
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In fact, Democrats sought to overturn democracy by tossing out at least 50 Electoral College voters from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, and the Carolinas by claiming they were unlawful dual office-holders or did not live in the correct congressional district.
Then-Vice President Joe Biden, who oversaw the certification vote, dismissed the challenges.
Raskin also objected to the peaceful transition of power once Trump’s victory was certified by opting to not attend the inauguration of the duly elected president.