I've been hammering on that for the past 40 years. We'll get nowhere, but you are correct. We should immediately repeal the 17th Amendment.Every time people think they are smarter than the founding fathers they just prove how STUPID they are!
I'm sure many will disagree, but we SHOULD NOT have direct election of our senators - they used to represent THE STATES, now they represent special interests, and even international concerns, state interests be damned.
Popular vote is mob rule nothing more. If you think mob rule is smart - you are a FOOL!
Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution reads:There is already too much wrong in this thread. Why add to it?
Virginia can apportion their Electoral Votes any way they choose.
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows: 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 …
The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States….The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed …
I understand it, pop pop.Why post what you do not understand?
The States have the power to choose their Electors in any manner they choose. The Electors have the power to vote in any manner they wish. They cannot be forced to vote in the manner the State chooses.
It's pretty bizarre if you ask me.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact is designed to ensure that the candidate who receives the most votes nationwide is elected president, and it would come into effect only when it would guarantee that outcome."
Only goes into effect when it will guarantee that outcome? That sounds fair, if you're a communist.