Politics

TRUMP: ‘The Electoral College is FAR BETTER for the USA,’ Protects ‘Smaller States and the Midwest’

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.21.19

President Trump threw his full support behind the Electoral College this week after multiple Democrats -including Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Beto O’Rourke- called for the abolishment of the uniquely American process.

“Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College. It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon. The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large States – the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power – & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.,” posted Trump on social media.

Sen. Warren abruptly called for the abolishment of the College during a town hall event Monday; urging a Constitutional Amendment that would switch the country’s election process towards a simple popular vote.