Trump, who lost the popular vote in 2016 to Democrat Hillary Clinton by about 3 million votes but prevailed in the electoral college, said on Twitter late Tuesday that campaigning for the popular vote "is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College".
Now that the institution made him president, Trump takes a warmer view.
"I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A. Trump wrote Tuesday night".
On Monday, US Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren offered concrete support for scrapping the election system that has endured fierce demonization by Democrats because it allowed two Republicans to recently win the presidency despite losing the popular vote: Trump in 2016 and George W. Bush in 2000.
Detractors-most of whom are Republicans who know that an electoral college favors their candidates and way of life-are sounding off against the move.
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.Читайте также: 88lbs of plastic bags found in whale's stomach
He likened the popular vote and electoral college to "training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon".
"If I were a Democrat, I would just say, 'I could beat Trump with the rules, I don't need to change it, '" said Watters, adding that moving to the popular vote to decide presidents would give the power to the cities and take it away from so-called "flyover country".
"Come a general election, presidential candidates don't come to places like MS, they also don't come to places like California or MA, because we're not the battleground states", Warren said at a CNN town hall on Monday.
In almost all states, it's a winner-take-all proposition, even if the victor does not secure a majority, such as when third-party candidates are on the ballot. But Democrats have proposed another option.
Securing 270 electoral votes wins the presidency.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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