‘We Have a President Who Lost the Popular Vote by Three Million’:

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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday expressed support for abolishing the Electoral College, arguing it is difficult to justify a system that allows a candidate to become president after losing the popular vote by a large margin.

“It is hard to defend a system in which we have a president who lost the popular vote by three million votes,” Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said during a town hall hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens. “So the answer is yes.”

Two out of the last three American presidents—Republicans George W. Bush and Donald Trump—lost the popular vote, prompting growing support among lawmakers for scrapping the arcane and undemocratic system that made their election victories possible.

By backing growing calls to eliminate the Electoral College, Sanders joined several of his 2020 presidential rivals, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

“My view is that every vote matters,” Warren said during a CNN town hall in March, “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 every vote counts.”

According to recent polling data, most Americans support replacing the Electoral College with a national popular vote system.

A Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey published last July found that, “By roughly a two-to-one margin, Americans say they would prefer if presidential elections were decided by the national popular vote as opposed to the Electoral College.”

“Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans believe that presidential elections should be decided based on the national popular vote,” PRRI’s poll showed, “while about one-third (32 percent) believe they should be decided through the Electoral College.”

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If we didn’t have the electoral college, Hillary Clinton would be president and we would not be going through the 🐃💩 we’re going through now.

DHG
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The EC was a compromise in a 13 state system, the founders never even considered the US would become what it is today.

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We were an apartheid country then , and we seem to be coming one again. .. Trump’s , in essence ,is tearing down the ………Statue of Liberty!!! There’s no room at the inn for them !!! Where have we heard that before???? ….The country’s being run by TELEVANGELISTS, with (artificiality colored hair ) and their well meaning ,mislead army that think ( Jesus voted ) for TRUMP , or so says (Franky )Franklin Graham . .Skinheads , THE NEW KKK , Arian BROTHERHOOD’s , Hitler adoring “radical white nationalists” , Who think they built this country all by themselves .… Read more »
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…The system was put in to effect ,to insure land owners only ,were allowed to vote . Most land owners were Slave owners and women couldn’t vote ,nor could share croppers or Indians that were born in this land , so we were also an apartheid country …. All women were not allowed to vote until 1960 . The declaration of independents was a lie , when it said “ all men are born equally, with certain inalienable rights “ …(It was not true then and its not true now ). …We are now paying a price for keeping that… Read more »