Soros Not Taking The Election Results Well
George Soros appears to be displeased with the election results from last Tuesday.
According to The Daily Caller, a petition on MoveOn.org to abolish the Electoral College is backed by Soros and supported by other Clinton supporters, who feel that she was robbed by the electoral system.
Soros not only took a loss politically, but financially as well. He hasn’t counted his losses yet.
Fox News listed Soros as one of the largest donors to the Clinton campaign with $9 million in donations.
Now Soros supports a new campaign (that is, opposing Trump). The Daily Caller reported that the petition to abolish the Electoral College has garnered nearly 500,000 signatures.
The petition reads:
“Hold presidential elections based on [the] popular vote.”
“One person, one vote to determine the one leader who is supposed to answer to all the people of the country.”
The petition’s author, Michael Baer, says that “The Electoral College has outlasted its usefulness.” He thinks the system “is part of the Constitution, written when communication was by pony express.”
Despite the historical relevance, this movement to abolish this system is centered on the disenfranchisement of voters in ‘blue or red’ states.
The protesters also hope to eliminate the attention on ‘swing states,’ but even in a popular election, locations with dense populations will still receive more attention and empty campaign promises.
A positive from this movement is that they have included libertarians in their argument of voter disfranchisement.
Still, Soros having his hands in the movement is not a good image.
Senator Barbara Boxer plans to introduce a bill banning the Electoral College. She is another Clinton supporter.
Boxer said “this is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency.” In 2012, Donald Trump also called the Electoral College a “disaster,” though on Tuesday, he instead called it “genius.”
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2016
Even if the petition fails, some changes to the Electoral College could be useful. One thing that can be changed is the “winner-take-all” rule.