Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Chief of Staff bizarrely accused President Trump this week of “stealing” the 2016 election by defeating Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College.
“I used to like the idea of the popular vote until I lost it but managed to steal the election anyway because of the electoral college,” posted Saikat Chakrabarti on social media
"I used to like the idea of the popular vote until I lost it but managed to steal the election anyway because of the electoral college." https://t.co/5jIROG2qQd
— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) March 20, 2019
Chakrabarti was referring to the President’s recent comments where he defended the uniquely American electoral process; saying the College protected the interests of smaller states across the country.
OCASIO-CORTEZ: Electoral College is a 'Shadow of Slavery,' Threat to 'Republic'
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed the United States Electoral College over the weekend; calling the institution a “shadow of slavery” and saying it “undermines our nation.”
Cortez posted the radical message on social media Saturday, saying “It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic.”
It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic. https://t.co/00HZN3MI6F
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 6, 2018
Cortez’ comments come months after she came under media scrutiny following a series of botched interviews; calling Israeli settlers the “occupiers of Palestine” and suggesting the “super wealthy” will fully finance a universal healthcare system.
PLAN B: Beto O’Rourke Now Supports Democratic Push to Abolish the Electoral College
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke threw his support behind the Democratic Party’s recent push to abolish the Electoral College Tuesday; saying there’s “a lot of wisdom in that” following the results of the 2016 race for the White House.
O’Rourke was speaking with supporters after leaving Penn State when he was asked if he agreed with fellow Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren in her efforts to end the uniquely American political process.
— Kailani Koenig (@kailanikm) March 19, 2019
“Last night, Elizabeth Warren suggested getting rid of the Electoral College. Is that an idea you would support?” asked one reporter.
“I think there’s— there’s a lot to that,” O’Rourke fired-back. “You had an election in 2016 where the loser got three million more votes than the victor. It puts some states out of play all together… I think there’s a lot of wisdom in that.”