A conservative pundit was hosed down with mockery for suggesting Democrats were hypocrites for casting votes in the presidential election.
Democrats have complained for years about the Electoral College system that has sent both Donald Trump and George W. Bush to the presidency, where they have appointed five of the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices, despite losing the popular vote.
"Today, millions of Americans who think the Electoral College is a racist outmoded institution will line up to vote for members of the Electoral College thinking they're voting for a presidential candidate," tweeted Erick Erickson, a conservative blogger and radio host.
Other social media users pounced on Erickson's attempted "gotcha."
@EWErickson Uh...they don't really have any other option.— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan) 1604414349.0
@EWErickson What’s the alternative? Not voting? The only way to fix a bad system is to get control of it.— Art Black 🧢🍞 (@Art Black 🧢🍞) 1604413431.0
@EWErickson https://t.co/xeMZ1YfGyT— Resik 🚮 (@Resik 🚮) 1604413654.0
@EWErickson How many elections of republicans somehow winning the popular vote but losing the electoral college do… https://t.co/2TG7omdZTF— Joe Berkowitz (@Joe Berkowitz) 1604415223.0
@EWErickson Erick please point me to the other currently existing voting system that I have access to and would actually count.— ThelionofGiro (@ThelionofGiro) 1604414517.0
@EWErickson Yeah, one has to act within the system at hand when participating in elections. Your point?— Mark R. Yzaguirre (@Mark R. Yzaguirre) 1604414266.0
@EWErickson “You want to change how election outcomes are determined, yet you vote in elections as the only way to… https://t.co/unyNcJqzpU— Actually malicious, no actual malice (@Actually malicious, no actual malice) 1604414711.0
@EWErickson wow truly they have been owned now— climate change deniers go in the trash now (@climate change deniers go in the trash now) 1604413527.0
@EWErickson Did the doctors tell you it was normal to have a single pork rind rattling around in your skull instead of a brain— big time influencer guy on here (@big time influencer guy on here) 1604415422.0
@EWErickson We vote so that one day we may dismantle it. But yeah, keep it up with the “yet you participate in society” vibes.— FATHEAD CHRISTMAS (@FATHEAD CHRISTMAS) 1604414419.0
@EWErickson what do you suggest dr. brain— Roger Sollenberger (@Roger Sollenberger) 1604414969.0
@EWErickson This day is bound to end up getting exponentially stupider as it goes on, but for now this will sit at the top of the curve.— Mr. Fun Guy 🚂 (@Mr. Fun Guy 🚂) 1604415228.0