Published: Wed, March 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Elizabeth Warren Supports Eliminating the Electoral College

Elizabeth Warren Supports Eliminating the Electoral College

"It may be because you have very progressive law enforcement officials here who refuse to enforce federal immigration laws", O'Rourke said in a 2012 interview with In These Times after he won the Democratic primary for a congressional seat he later went on to win.

In case you haven't heard us shouting this from the mountain tops on a regular basis, Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 2,864,974 votes. "Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power - and we can't let that happen".

President Trump weighed in on the issue Tuesday night, arguing that "campaigning for the popular vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College".

The Electoral College should be abolished and instead the president chosen by a national vote, Sen.

He likened the popular vote and electoral college to "training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon".

President Trump meets with Brazil's president
The two presidents are often compared for having similar policies, with Bolsonaro often referred to as "Trump of the Tropics". It was the Brazilian president's first trip overseas for a bilateral meeting since taking office on January 1.

This isn't the first time Trump had a change of heart.

Responding to a question posed by MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake about getting rid of the Electoral College, O'Rourke said he "sees a lot of wisdom in that" idea.

"Come a general election, presidential candidates don't come to places like MS, they also don't come to places like California or MA, because we're not the battleground states", Warren said at a CNN town hall on Monday.

One of the major talking points of these detractors is the so-called "wisdom of our forefathers" who bravely took a stand against the "vulgar popular vote" (never mind that the "vulgar electoral vote" gave us our current president).

Under the Constitution, states have the power to determine how they award their electoral votes in national elections. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) saying Monday that the nation should move to a national popular vote for presidential elections. It now has 181.

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