President Trump: Popular vote takes away power from small states, Midwest

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 8:16 AM PT — Wednesday, March 20, 2019

President Trump is pushing back on the radical platform pushed by many Democrats to abolish the Electoral College.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the president explained how it is easier to campaign for the popular vote, because candidates would only have to make stops in big cities. He said that’s the brilliance of the Electoral College, because it forces candidates to go to smaller states to pick up votes.

“I beat crooked Hillary, and the Electoral College is hard. Its frankly, if we didn’t know better and maybe we are starting to find things out that we didn’t know, its hard and harder to win than the popular vote. Popular vote you go to three or four states and boom, boom, boom you win the, its like 100-yard dash versus running the mile, you practice differently. She forgot that. She forgot to go to a couple very important states.” — President Trump

The president added, he used to like the idea of the popular vote until he realized it would take away power from Americans living in places like the Midwest.

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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