It appears from yesterday’s election that We the People are divided about 50 – 50 between urban and rural areas. The stereotypical “divisions” of the two major parties has once again been turned-on-its-head to the dismay of the media and pollsters. It also appears that we may not know the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election for some time. This because of the closeness of the vote, possible recounts and court challenges in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The Patriot Pen believes the biggest loser yesterday was not either Presidential ticket, but the credibility of the mainstream media and the pollsters. Once again this election has shown how out of touch they are with We the People. The “Press” (Print, Broadcast and Internet, including Social Media) needs to return to being apolitical and the “watchdog” for We the People in our Constitutional Republic. They need to report the “news,” the facts and just the facts, without bias, slant or censorship and allow We the People to decide.
Article I. Section 4. Clause 1. of our Constitution states: “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but Congress may at any time make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of chusing Senators.”
For the Presidential Election the Electoral College, which actually elects the President, is set up according to Article II. Section 1. Without the Electoral College the voices of We the People could be silenced. Every citizen needs to remember that our Constitutional Republic is a union of fifty separate States and that the President is to represent ALL fifty States. It was never the intent of the Founding Fathers that the President should be elected to represent only the large population States (California, Illinois and New York). Every citizen needs to understand that Los Angeles County, California has a larger population than forty-three States of our Constitutional Republic. This is why the Electoral College is relevant and needs to be retained and protected. For an Editorial on the Electoral College Click here .
In this regard,
- The several States Legislatures need to review their respective state election law to update it for twenty-first century mail-in voting. This is necessary because every State seems to be trending toward mail-in voting.
- The Congress needs to “alter such Regulations” to establish universal federal standards in all fifty states for the Presidential Election. Mail-in voting needs to end Friday midnight before the first Monday in November. This should give USPS time to get ALL ballots to the respective county election officials prior to election day. All votes can then be counted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, the traditional election day by law since 1845.
May God Bless and Save the United States of America —
Our Constitutional Republic !