Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for the elimination of the Electoral College on the campaign trail over the weekend; saying she hopes to be “the last American President” selected by the states.
“As a presidential candidate, what are your thoughts on the Electoral College?” asked an audience member.
“I want to get rid of it. So, here’s my goal… My goal is to get elected and then to be the last American President elected by the Electoral College. I want the second term to be that I got elected by direct vote, I’m ready,” said Warren.
“I just think this is how a Democracy should work. Call me old fashioned, but I think the person who gets the most votes should win,” she added.
My goal is to get elected—but I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College. I want my second term to be elected by direct vote. pic.twitter.com/a2Lj2a9F0F
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) December 2, 2019
Watch Senator Warren’s comments above.
AOC CONFUSED: Ocasio-Cortez Calls Electoral College a Racist ‘Scam,’ Looks for Voters in the Desert
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confused millions of users on social media Tuesday; calling the Electoral College a “racist scam” while searching for American voters in the desert.
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) August 20, 2019
“Alright everyone, it’s been a minute, we’re coming to you live from the Electoral College… Many votes here as you can see. A very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I can’t think of any other way, can you?” quipped Ocasio-Cortez on social media.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 20, 2019
“Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as apposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally,” she states.
“Could you image if we had this kind democracy-altering ‘fairness’ provision for literally any other group?” she asks. “If we weighed, for example, black and indigenous voters more because of unfairness?”
Read the full report at The Hill.
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.