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.”
IRONY ALERT: Hillary Slams ‘SECRET MONEY’ in Politics, Calls for ‘ABOLISHMENT’ of Electoral College
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stunned political insiders and operatives across the country this week; abruptly calling for the end of the Electoral College and slamming “secret money” in political elections.
Clinton published an unexpected article in the Atlantic Sunday evening titled, ‘American Democracy is in Crisis.” In it, the former Secretary of State calls for increased transparency behind political donations and fundraisers across the country.
“We need to overturn Citizens United and get secret money out of our politics. And you won’t be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College,” writes Clinton.
“Democracy may be our birthright as Americans, but it’s not something we can ever take for granted. Every generation has to fight for it, has to push us closer to that more perfect union. That time has come again,” she adds.
Read her full article here.
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.