Unclear on the Concept (Alabama Electoral Vote Edition)
Electoral College member Terry Lathan of Mobile said the ceremony was bittersweet. "I’m proud of our state," she said. "I think we got it right. I’m sad for our country."
Another member, state Senate Republican Leader Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills, said, "It’s kind of a downer."
Waggoner and Lathan said they hope the presidential election is never switched to a popular vote because candidates would ignore small states such as Alabama. As it was, all major Republican candidates visited Alabama, with some making multiple trips, Lathan said.
Ok, so 1) Alabama was, in fact, almost entirely ignored in the general election, and 2) the major Republican candidates visited the state during the nomination phase of the electoral cycled and that was because Alabama had (wisely) an early primary.
Is it too much to ask that our elected officials/persons chosen to participate in public life have some idea as to how things work?
The true downer here is the lack of basic understanding being displayed here.