More Democratic Candidates Support Changing Electoral College

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Almost half a dozen Democratic candidates have embraced such radical positions, or have said they are open to them.

Another Democratic proposal is to lower the voting age to 16 to allow younger teenagers to help pick the next president. "Actually, you've got to win it at the Ballot Box!" tweeted the Commander-in-Chief.

But she's not the first to bring up the idea in recent months. 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. O'Rourke doubled down on his support for the radical abortion stance, which a Gallup poll found only 13% of Americans support, when he was pressed on it again later in the week. In the absence of the Electoral College, the winner's vote share would likely be significantly smaller than is common today. It's like training for the 100-yard dash vs. a marathon. "In fact, In senator Birch Bayh, who just last week died at age 91, came within a few votes of advancing an amendment to abolish the Electoral College and replace it with a direct popular vote". "I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the United States of America", he continued.

"Every vote matters", Warren said at a CNN town hall in Mississippi. O'Rourke suggested a constitutional amendment to award the presidency to the victor of the popular vote.

"I think there's a lot to that". Warren pointed to Trump's 2016 win over Hillary Clinton, even though she received 3 million more votes than him. "We also, not coincidentally, are at the epicenter of a maternal mortality crisis that disproportionately affects women of color two to the three times the rate of white women in that state and across this country".

Earlier this week, Sen.

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Elizabeth Warren kicked things off at a CNN town hall Monday night when the MA senator drew enthusiastic applause by saying: "Every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College". "And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the Electoral College".

Another proxy debate for Democrats as they weigh who will be their standardbearer: whether to expand the Supreme Court beyond its current nine members.

Several Democratic lawmakers say Republican leaders' refusal to consider Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, is tantamount to stealing a Supreme Court seat, and liberal activists have pushed for rebalance through expansion of the court.

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.

He said he supports the Green New Deal proposal and wants the lead on environmental issues.

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. "So would everybody else", he said.