Targeting the Electoral College

April FrancisMar 22, 2019

Elizabeth Warren endorsed abolishing the Electoral College in her CNN town hall. But thanks to the antiquated electoral college, we have a serial-lying huckster occupying the highest office in the land-and while there's been talk of getting rid of the electoral college for years, the movement may be finally picking up traction.

"One year later, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, to abolish the Electoral College", Avlon said. However, the compact will only take effect when it has at least 270 electoral votes-enough to win the presidency-and now, thanks to Colorado, it's well on its way with 181. Patrick Rosenstiel of the group pushing the idea said in an interview that converting to a national popular vote is not a partisan issue. A handful of Democrat-leaning states including California, Illinois and NY have joined a compact aiming to elect presidents based on who wins the popular vote. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has gone even further, saying that Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, is illegitimate because Gorsuch's seat should have gone to outgoing President Barack Obama's 2016 nominee, Merrick Garland.

That led to criticism of the institution at the time from some Republicans, notably, Trump himself. Trump tweeted on Tuesday night. In the absence of the Electoral College, the winner's vote share would likely be significantly smaller than is common today.

Interpol issues red notices to detain Saudi suspects in Khashoggi case
Agnes Callamard, UN investigator on extrajudicial executions, said that Saudi officials have not responded to requests to cooperate with her investigation into the murder.

Critics say the Electoral College focuses attention on a handful of swing states at the expense of candidates campaigning throughout the country.

Presidential campaigns have a way of smoking out candidates on topics they hadn't prepared white papers on, nor planned to emphasize. Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly called for eliminating the system, which would require a constitutional amendment. But now Colorado has joined 11 other states in support of the movement use a popular vote to elect the president. "I'd much rather focus on things that can get done".

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Google's plans for the future of gaming sound wildly ambitious
But, at present, we know that Stadia will support Assassin's Creed Odyssey , Doom Eternal , NBA 2K and precious little else. It will be streamed on YouTube, and you can even watch it live by heading back to this page later this afternoon.

Yes please - Valve is now testing Steam Link Anywhere
You could only stream games on your local home network, which sort of defeated the objective of having it on your smartphone. Steam Link Anywhere is still in its beta stage, but it should provide gamers with relatively decent streaming experience.

New Zealand mosque attack death toll rises to 50
Ms Ardern said she would be reviewing events leading up to the attack to see how the suspect went unnoticed by authorities. At least one Palestinian died, Palestine's ambassador to Australia and New Zealand said in a statement .

Thiem topples 'legend' Federer to win Indian Wells title
Thiem then served out the two-hour match, which ended with another error from Federer - a forehand dumped into the net. Wonderful playing at the very end and throughout the week.

Trump slams Russian Federation probe but says report should be public
Currently, 50% of Americans consider Mueller's investigation to be a witch hunt, while 47% disagree. The poll prompted a tweet from the president, who said that "very few think" the poll "is legit".

Christchurch killings: Assault weapons to be banned as gun clubs face scrutiny
Meanwhile, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police were confident a lone attacker was responsible for the shootings. Eva Angali and her boyfriend Chase Beardsley dropped off flowers on Monday at growing memorial to the Christchurch victims.

NCAA tournament preview: MI
An emotional scene developed as head coach Tom Izzo and several of the Spartans players were in tears seeing Ahrens in huge pain. Now, the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll has been released and both Michigan State (No. 5) and Michigan (No.8) moved up.

Mane breaks Premier League record as Liverpool hot streak continues
The run stretched back to January 3 when Jurgen Klopp's team were beaten 2-1 by title-rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China — Trump to GM
Earlier, the president tweeted that "Democrat" UAW Local 1112 President David Green "ought to get his act together and produce". The Congressman also called on other automakers to move into the plant if GM doesn't bring a new product there.

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces run for president in 2020
There's no sense in campaigning if you already know every single answer ... that's what brought me here", he said. The Texas Democrat, who has publicly mulled a run for months, confirmed his plans in a text to KTSM .