Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a problem with Middle America and those hardworking Americans that live in more rural states.
Ocasio-Cortez shared to her Instagram account a live video of her traveling through country lands when she says: “We’re coming to you live from the Electoral College.”
“Many votes here, as you can see,” she said while showing open fields along the interstate. “Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country.”
“Umm, I can’t think of any other way [to elect the president],” she said, before asking, “Can you?”
AOC scoffs at Middle America, our founding, and the Electoral College
They would dictate our lives from their Ivory luxury apartments
This is what they think of you 👇 pic.twitter.com/xBFLT8yOaW
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) August 22, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez vehemently opposes the Electoral College as she claims it exhibits an unfair advantage to white voters and does not best represent the interests of the country in the general presidential election. These criticisms have been vocalized by the Democratic congresswoman and many others in her party after Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the 2016 presidential election to President Trump after she was trounced in electoral votes.
“Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as apposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally,” Ocasio-Cortez said in another Instagram post earlier in the week, the Daily Caller reports.
According to the report, Fox News co-host Dana Perino defended the Electoral College amid the congresswoman’s claims:
During a Wednesday night appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Perino took issue with the New York congresswoman’s position, stating that “nobody said” the Electoral College was racist “until recently,” particularly given that “Barack Obama won the Electoral College twice.”
“No, it’s not racist,” she said.
“The other thing is, when she talks about this, not wanting the Electoral College, it’s just the next step to saying that they don’t want the United States Senate either, because the United States Senate allows for two senators from each state. They don’t want states’ rights,” Perino continue, per the Daily Caller.
“Majority rule is not what we are set up to have,” she concluded. “We are a republic. We have states’ rights.”
Here’s how some other people responded to the video
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) August 23, 2019
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) mocks Americans who do not live in major coastal cities
This is what elitism looks like, AOC has utter contempt for most Americans pic.twitter.com/596wB9tf0X
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 22, 2019
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