Michigan, Opinion The RNC/GOPe has met its Waterloo by Corinthian Scales • October 8, 2015 • 2 Comments H/t Sundance You Betcha! (16)Nuh Uh.(0)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related
I was talking to some drivers last night about how this race was shaping up (and more importantly how it is giving the republican kakistocracy a major ulcer along with other maladies associated with those of low moral character).
We were talking about how Trump is actually being considered as a real bona fied candidate in this race and how he might be able to pull this off and get elected next November (Trump/Cruz '16?).
One of the drivers chimed and said in no uncertain terms not-so fast, reminding us about the fact that the Presidency is NOT decided by popular vote and that the Electoral College makes the final determination.
He went on to add: Who makes the call about who gets to actually vote in the Electoral College?
This got us thinking about just how far the establishment would go to assure that someone like Trump doesn't upend the Apple Cart and make life difficult for them over the next 4-8 years, instead of having a bought-and-paid-for lackey (cough, cough Bush/Kasich/Graham) continue to muck things up even more than they already are?
Think Harrison v. Cleveland.
Yes, this is getting into conspiracy realm, but I'm reminded of the DELE-GATE scandal not that long ago and a quote from FDR relating to politics; "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
Realistically speaking, I honestly wouldn't put it past them to pull a last minute, Hail-Mary stunt like that. I just don't know what the fallout would be if they did try to pull such a boneheaded move?
And there WILL be fallout...
A valid point. I don't know how it's done in other states, but in Michigan, the presidential electors are nominated and selected at the "fall" state partisan conventions. (By "fall," we're referring to roughly one week either side of Labor Day Weekend.) As a matter of practice, the electors representing the congressional districts are selected at the district caucuses on Friday night, and the two "at large" electors are selected in the general session on Saturday morning. Thus, to become a presidential elector, one must convince the majority of voting delegates in one's congressional district to so vote.
And, as we have seen in the recent past, shenanigans always happen at conventions. However, the RNC/GOPe ought to be aware that monkeying with the selection of electors risks advancing the NPVIC agenda.