Twitter roasts Washington Post’s Max Boot for his call to ‘abolish the Electoral College’
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Author and Washington Post columnist Max Boot faced a wave of ridicule on Sunday when he criticized the state of American politics and called on the nation to abolish the Electoral College.
“The Founders never envisioned such an imbalance between power and population. It undermines any pretense that we are still a democracy. We should abolish the Electoral College and make the election of senators proportional to population,” tweeted Boot.
Boot linked to his Sunday column in which he argued for the abolition of the Electoral College and for the election of senators by population, although the House of Representatives is already a chamber of Congress elected by population.
“We should abolish the Electoral College and proceed with the election of senators in proportion to population. Let the will of the people prevail. We should – but we will not. Small states will block any constitutional amendment that would deprive them of their outsized power,” he wrote.
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Boot, who identified as a conservative before former President Trump was elected, joined the growing chorus of progressives calling for the Electoral College to be scrapped. While some progressives have also called for the abolition of the Senate, Boot does not go that far and instead claims that it is unfair for small states to have the same number of senators as large states.
Critics mocked Boot for abandoning his conservative beliefs in ignorance of how the Founding Fathers wanted the Senate to work.
National Review senior writer Charles Cooke burned the Washington Post columnist, suggesting he is part of a larger phenomenon of political commentators whose contempt for former President Trump has tainted their political reasoning.
“Why can’t these people just oppose Trump? They must first abandon all conservative instincts they came up with and then try to abolish the Constitution,” he tweeted.
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Lawyer and libertarian commentator Preston Byrne criticized Boot for completely getting his facts about the history of the Senate completely wrong.
“The Senate was created to check the power of the then largest states like Virginia, which had 20 times the population of Georgia, then the smallest state,” he wrote. “In other words, the Senate is working exactly as the Founders intended.”
“Please delete your Twitter account. You are extremely ignorant and insist on posting this regularly. We are not a constitutional republic which is a form of democracy, but far from it. So go read the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. You will be enlightened,” American Greatness senior member Ned Ryun tweeted.
“Max, find me where in the Constitution those founders that you read so thoroughly refer to ‘democracy,'” Grabien founder Tom Elliott replied.
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Actor Adam Baldwin asked Boot a simple question.
“‘Abolish the Electoral College’ by what constitutional process, Max?” Baldwin tweeted.