Twitter roasts Washington Post's Max Boot for his call to ‘abolish the electoral college’

“创始人从未设想过权力和人口之间的这种不平衡. 它破坏了我们仍然是民主国家的任何伪装. We should abolish the electoral college and make the election of senators proportional to population,” Boot tweeted.

Boot linked to his Sunday column in which he argued for the Electoral College to be abolished and for senators to be elected proportional to their population, despite the House of Representatives already being a chamber of Congress that is elected proportional to the population.

We should abolish the Electoral College and make the election of senators proportional to population. Let the will of the people prevail. We should – but we won’t. Small states will block any constitutional amendment that would strip them of their outsize power,” 他写了.

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Boot, who identified as a conservative prior to the election of former President Trump, joined the growing chorus of progressives calling to remove the Electoral College. While some progressives have also called for the Senate to be abolished, Boot doesn’t go that far and instead claims it’s unfair smaller states have the same number of senators as larger states.

Military historian Max Boot visits the Muse team at Bloomberg world headquarters in New York, 我们。, 在星期三, 一月. 23, 2013.

Military historian Max Boot visits the Muse team at Bloomberg world headquarters in New York, 我们。, 在星期三, 一月. 23, 2013. (摄影家: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Critics mocked Boot for abandoning his conservative beliefs to being ignorant on how the Founding Fathers intended for the Senate to work.

National Review senior writer Charles Cooke scorched the Washington Post columnist, suggesting he is part of a larger phenomenon of policy commentators whose disdain for former President Trump has tainted their political reasoning.

Why is it that these people can’t just oppose Trump? They have first to abandon every conservative instinct they ever proposed, and then to try to abolish the Constitution, 他发了推文.

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Lawyer and libertarian commentator Preston Byrne slammed Boot for having his facts on the history of 参议院 completely wrong.

The Senate was created the way it is to check the power of the then-largest states like Virginia, which had 20x the population of then-smallest state Georgia,” 他写了. “Put differently, the Senate works exactly as the Founders intended.

Please delete your Twitter account. You’re extremely ignorant & insist on displaying it on a regular basis. We’re not a constitutional republic which is a form of democracy but far cry from it. Then go read the Constitutional Convention debates from 1787. You’ll be enlightened,” American Greatness senior fellow Ned Ryun tweeted.

“最大限度, find me where in the Constitution these founders you’ve read so comprehensively make reference to ‘democracy,'” Grabien founder Tom Elliott replied.

A combination of both the constitution and Capitol Building.

A combination of both the constitution and Capitol Building. (istock)

Actor Adam Baldwin asked Boot a simple question.

’Abolish the Electoral College’ by what constitutional process, 最大限度?,” Baldwin tweeted.

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