Trump Scoffs at Democratic Calls to Pack Supreme Court, Abolish Electoral College
Mar 22, 2019, 02:00
The time is ripe for such a switch, as an overwhelming majority of Americans are unhappy with the electoral college, which has overturned the popular vote five times in our history (most recently Hillary Clinton and Al Gore).
It's the latest push by White House hopefuls to embrace a procedural tactic to rally the Democratic base, following similar calls to scrap the filibuster and increase the size of the Supreme Court. "The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win", Trump wrote March 19. O'Rourke suggested a constitutional amendment to award the presidency to the victor of the popular vote.
Warren had a town hall last night, and she said that she thinks we should do away with the Electoral College. "Warren, President Trump, anyone who believes" in the popular vote, said Rosenstiel, a self-described "lifelong conservative Republican" who grew exhausted of his vote not factoring into presidential elections in reliably Democratic Minnesota.
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Supporters of the effort contend that the Electoral College is unfair, and that switching to a national popular vote would bolster direct democracy and make presidential elections more competitive.
"My view is that every vote matters", Warren told a townhall meeting in MS, arguing that the southern state along with several populous ones like California rarely receive presidential candidates because they aren't considered battlegrounds.
It also encourages a two-party system and pressures candidates to campaign in every state and not just in states where they have strong support. In the absence of the Electoral College, the winner's vote share would likely be significantly smaller than is common today.
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