Targeting the Electoral College

Elizabeth Warren Supports Eliminating the Electoral College

The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College. "Actually, you've got to win it at the Ballot Box!"

The electoral process was questioned in 2016 when then-candidate President Donald Trump won the Electoral College without winning the popular vote.

The former Texas congressman told reporters in New Hampshire on Wednesday that the total came from 128,000 separate donors.

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Another Democratic proposal is to lower the voting age to 16 to allow younger teenagers to help pick the next president. It's like training for the 100-yard dash vs. a marathon.

Other Democrats have warmed to the idea, including potential presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana who said ending the system would encourage greater voter participation at the national level. "The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win", Trump wrote March 19.

But defenders say the current system nearly always lines up with the popular vote and is part of the way the country's founders wanted to check popular passions and encourages attention to small states that may otherwise get passed over. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power - & we can't let that happen.

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President Donald Trump called ideas by two Massachusetts Democrats "very unusual", in a tweet late Tuesday night. "I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A".

"Every vote matters", Warren said at a CNN town hall in Mississippi.

"I think one of the distinctions is I have a background of having been a leader, and I think that the voters are going to decide who will be the next commander and chief, the President of the Untied States, based on experience of leading", said Harris.

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