Good evening, friends. It’s a pleasure to be back here on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss some of the issues facing our great nation. Tonight, I want to talk about something that has been on my mind for quite some time now – the Electoral College. You see, I know that many of us on the right have always viewed the Electoral College as a critical safeguard for our democracy. It’s helped ensure that every American’s voice counts in the election process, no matter where they live or how much money they make. But lately, I’ve come to realize that this cherished institution may be our democracy’s greatest threat – more than anything President Trump could ever do.
Now, hear me out. When the Electoral College was created, it made a lot of sense. Back then, we had few communication technologies, and our country was vast and sprawling. It was essential to have a system that would allow all states to have a say in our elections. But as time has gone on, we’ve seen some trends develop that are deeply disturbing. For example, in the last two decades, there have been two presidential elections, Bush v. Gore and Trump v. Clinton, in which the winner of the popular vote didn’t take office. That means, in essence, that the Electoral College has overruled the will of the American people. It’s simply unacceptable.
What’s more, the Electoral College has created a situation where only a few so-called battleground states matter in each election cycle. Most of us live in safe, predictable states where our votes don’t matter much. That means that presidential candidates only spend their time and money persuading voters in places like Ohio or Florida, instead of making an earnest effort to connect with people everywhere. It’s made our politics more divisive and polarized – and it’s hard to see how that’s good for democracy.
Now, I know that many of you are probably thinking that I’m a “Never-Trumper” or that I’ve gone soft on the right. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m still a Republican, and I still believe in conservative values like smaller government, free markets, and individual liberty. But I also believe that we need a fair and transparent system of elections. And the Electoral College, as much as it pains me to say it, simply isn’t meeting that standard anymore.
With that said, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge some of the accomplishments of the Trump White House administration. There’s no doubt that this president has faced unprecedented opposition from many on the left, but he’s continued to deliver results for the American people. Under President Trump’s leadership, our economy is booming, with record low unemployment rates and robust growth. He’s also made strides in foreign policy, cutting trade deals that benefit American workers and standing up to authoritarian regimes like China and North Korea. Finally, the Trump White House has been a staunch defender of our constitutional rights, appointing judges who will uphold the rule of law and defending free speech and religious liberty.
In conclusion, friends, I want to emphasize that I’m still a proud conservative who believes in the promise of America. But I also believe that we need to be honest about the challenges facing our democracy, and the Electoral College is one such challenge. Let’s have an open and transparent debate about how to reform our election process so that every American’s voice counts. Thank you for tuning in, and I’ll see you next time.