Three days on, the leftist “fact-checkers” haven’t gotten around to evaluating the following claim made by DNC Chair Tom Perez on Tuesday: “The Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution.”
Don’t sit by your computer waiting for it to happen.
As reported by Melissa Quinn at the Washington Examiner, Perez “made the comment while speaking at Indiana University Law School’s Sixth Annual Birch Bayh Lecture” (audio is at the link; bolds are mine throughout this post):
“The Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution. It doesn’t have to be there,” he said. “There’s a national popular vote compactin which a number of states have passed a bill that says we will allocate our vote, our electoral votes, to the person who wins the national popular vote once other states totaling 270 electoral votes do the same.”
It’s totally predictable that dozens of center-right blogs and outlets have called out Perez for his folly. It’s also totally predictable that the so-called “fact-checking” sites have not:
Politifact hasn’t evaluated Perez’s statement, which obviously deserves its “Pants on Fire” designation.[contentcards url=”https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2017/10/27/fact-checkers-awol-dnc-chair-perez-claims-electoral-college-not” target=”_blank”]