The Fight to End the Electoral College is Gaining Traction

Posted March 22, 2019

"And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the Electoral College".

"The desire to abolish the Electoral College is driven by the idea Democrats want rural America to go away politically", tweeted Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as "racist voter ID laws" during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire.

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And on Sunday, Colorado joined 11 other states and the District of Columbia to approve the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, in which members pledge to give their electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote. Elizabeth Warren introduced a petition that would ditch the electoral college system in favor of a straight popular vote.

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Governor Charlie Baker argues the Electoral College system forces candidates to consider the needs of many states, not just the ones with lots of electoral votes.

Speaking at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on March 8, Buttigieg championed a Supreme Court expansion, as well as the abolition of the Electoral College.

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One of the major talking points of these detractors is the so-called "wisdom of our forefathers" who bravely took a stand against the "vulgar popular vote" (never mind that the "vulgar electoral vote" gave us our current president). "The question to me is how do we arrest the decline in the perception of the court toward being viewed as a nakedly political institution". "When I talk about universal guaranteed high quality healthcare for everyone this country, it's primary health care, it's mental health care, and it's women's health care and I'll tell you why".