Sen. Warren calls for abolishing electoral college in presidential elections

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:06 AM PT — Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2020 Democrat hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking aim at the electoral college, and is calling for its abolishment.

During a CNN Town Hall in Mississippi Monday, Warren suggested eliminating the electoral college completely in presidential elections and replacing it with a national popular vote.

Specifically, Warren said candidates avoid “non-swing” states such as Mississippi or Massachusetts, and pay more attention to “battleground” states.

In this March 15, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a campaign house party in Salem, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Warren went on to say that “every vote counts.”

“We need to put some federal muscle behind that and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there right now,” she stated.

This comes as fellow Democrat candidates in the running have also called for the abolishment. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said the practice is “less and less Democratic.”

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