I’m constancy amused at the political pundits. All the hype of ‘kinda’ agreeing with the procedure is crooked and rigged, and then failing to ask a real question.
The parties say (and the courts of law agree) that political parties are private things, who create their own ‘rules’ and select their people as they will with no input from the electorate.
Which is true. Both according to the parties and the courts.
THEN the parties fade away into blaming the ‘States’ for the different rules, implying that the Constitutional State Government is responsible for the way the parties run their selection process. Carefully avoiding, of course, the raw fact the States do not. And the fact that under this process any person or group of persons can register a political party – which will run afoul of the Constitutional Government laws because they are controlled by the political parties – of non-elected party bosses.
The question the press pundits are ignoring?
Any explanation of the Electoral College who, of course, can select a President in the same manner as the delegates of the States may select a candidate to run for the office; again, ignoring the fact of regardless of the electorate desires.
And who is the Electoral Colege? A clue. Party Bosses, not necessarily those that were selected delegates to the party conventions.
A whole group of different people.
And they aren’t elected either.
Americans are so stupid about their “Freedom of Vote”.
From the reaches,