From the article:
Rep. Shawnna Bolick, R-Phoenix, has proposed letting the Legislature void the results of a presidential election if it chooses.
House Bill 2720 would allow the House, by a majority vote, to revoke the secretary of state’s certification of presidential electors chosen by Arizona voters to cast the state’s electoral college votes.
Another bill would let the Legislature award two of the state’s 11 electoral college votes.
This is the first of what I suspect might be a wave of proposals that would allow voters to be disenfranchised by having their vote thrown out. This crap can not succeed.
Goes back to the days the Senate was chosen by the state legislatures, maybe?
The Republic used to actually limit the “democratic impulse” by only allowing the electorate to choose local, state and federal representatives.
The “state representative branch” of the federal government (the Senate) was chosen by the state legislatures and the national representative (the President) was chosen by the electors sent from every state.
In my opinion we need to get back to states having most of the governing power. The federal level should be so limited in scope that “who’s president” really wouldn’t have much of an effect on a persons daily life.
While at the same time the states should have the ability to govern and do “almost” anything they desire to do. So long as it doesn’t violate human rights, or adversely effect another state.
We should have 50 states trying things different ways and figuring out how things should be done. The successful ideas will stick around and be emulated by states that tried unsuccessful ideas.
Instead. Now we have every one trying to experiment at the federal level. One experiment that goes back and forth between the two parties being forced on everyone nation wide and switching direction every couple years. It’s a recipe for a hard fail.