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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Hillary Clinton Says the Electoral College 'Needs to be Eliminated'

Hillary Clinton made an argument for dissolving the Electoral College in an interview with CNN on Wednesday night.







"I think it needs to be eliminated. I'd like to see us move beyond it, yes," Clinton said.

Clinton made the assertion while discussing her book, "What Happened," which recounts the turbulent 2016 US presidential election. Clinton lost the Electoral College to Donald Trump, who pulled in 306 votes to Clinton's 236 last November.

The Electoral College has 538 members who select the US president based on the popular vote in every state, as opposed to the national popular-vote tally, which is why a candidate who loses the popular vote can still win an election.

Clinton won the popular vote by nearly three million ballots, an achievement her supporters have frequently called up in protests during the first half-year of Trump's presidency. Clinton herself has touted it — most recently when she promoted the news website, Verrit, an outlet that calls itself "Media for the 65.8 million," a tagline that references Clinton's popular vote total.


The former Democratic candidate is not the first to suggest the Electoral College should be abolished. Al Gore, who won the popular vote in 2000, but still lost the election to George W. Bush, continued to support the current system, until Trump won in 2016.

And Trump did the opposite six years before his unlikely presidential victory: "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy," Trump wrote on Twitter in 2012.

Once he became president-elect, he said the Electoral College was "actually genius."

from cnn



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8 comments:

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

hahahahaha Trump says Hilary refused to blame herself for the loss but blaming everyone.

Madam i was rooting for you but I come see say una no be am at all.

Trump my guy carry go jare.

It will not be eliminated because you loose. lie lie

Anonymous said...

This bitch should shot the fuck up...u want America to change something that has been in existence for over a century bcos u lost...y dint she call for it to b scrapped b4 the election...she ain't the first that will loose electoral college votes and win popularity votes...al gore did it against Bush in 2000...foolish woman, go and lick your wounds....sulker

Eminado Onimisi said...

Just because she lost? that is very low of her. Americans should be grateful to the electoral college for not letting this hypocritical woman win. Anyways, Americans' business.

NaMe BeDis said...

She happens to be the lesser of two evils in comparison with Trump.

Just 3 comments on this post, if it were to be a post on the Kardashians now comments would have been nothing less than 50.
Nigerian youths should learn to read up things that would broaden their horizons so they can contribute meaningfully to important discourse.

I'm done preaching jare.

Broomstick said...

NaMe BeDis, what's our business here? Imagine asking us to leave our burning roofs to go and fix a hole in a neighbor's roof. Just like that, Nigerian youths only like the Kardashians. SMH. If I tell you I only got to know about the Kardashians on this blog and I'm a youth, what would you say? I didn't notice your comment(s) in the Benue killings or Abia issues. That's not your business right? Donald Trump fall on you there. Mtcheeeeeew

Chyluv! said...

I for one believe the electoral college votimg system is obsolete, at least it should be reviewed, or repealed and replaced, in trumps voice! Whatever reasons it was enacted may no longer suffice, they should consider the present population distribution and come up with something more feasible and universal.

Chyluv! said...

I for one believe the electoral college votimg system is obsolete, at least it should be reviewed, or repealed and replaced, in trumps voice! Whatever reasons it was enacted may no longer suffice, they should consider the present population distribution and come up with something more feasible and universal.

Anonymous said...

The popular vote is made up of many illegal immigrants who got papers via false info and shouldn't have been allowed to vote in the first place if immigration was right.

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