"CNN anchor Don Lemon suggested on Monday that radical change is necessary in order for the "majority" to have a bigger say in government."
"During his nightly handoff with primetime colleague Chris Cuomo, Lemon floated a solution for the masses who are disenfranchised by both parties.
"We're going to have to blow up the entire system," Lemon said.
"I don't know about that," Cuomo reacted, who argued that Americans just have to vote.
"You know what we're going to have to do?… You're going to have to get rid of the electoral college," Lemon continued. "Because the minority in this country get to decide who our judges are and who our president is. Is that fair?""
""You need a constitutional amendment to do that," Cuomo replied.
"And if Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and get it passed," Lemon shot back." FN
Well, here's the deal, Don. This country is a federal republic. The Union was put together by the states. The smaller states would not have agreed to forming the Union if the resulting country would have been run on the basis of counting noses. To make sure that the big states did not run everything, safeguards were built into the constitution of the new country; each state has two senators, the electoral college system, etc. As Cuomo evidently understands, a constitutional amendment would be needed to "blow up" this system. Guess what, Don, the smaller states will not ratify an amendment that would make them subordinate to the biggies. Packing the courts won't do it Don. The courts have no power to enact amendments. That dog won't hunt as LBJ woulda said. You are from Louisiana. You ought to understand that idiom. What did you study in school? Had they stopped teaching Civics? Ah, I get it. You were only interested in the Bill of Rights. Read the rest of it. You can do it. pl