U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will introduce legislation when the Senate comes into session later today that would eliminate the Electoral College and determine the victor of presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote.
It’s not that the Chandler Republican likes Clinton more than his own party’s nominee, for whom he voted It’s just that Mesnard thinks that whoever wins the popular vote should be the president.
Boxer said her bill is in response to Clinton winning the popular vote but losing the election.
Kneeland: States decide on election laws and systems, so the Electoral College changes would come from your state government.
Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over president-elect Donald Trump continues to grow, even as the president-elect reversing course on his thoughts about the Electoral College. That would mean candidates would need to raise much more to campaign. But isn’t it long past time to mothball the 1789 Electoral College, and elect our presidents democratically by popular vote? It’s a small fine, so we call them faithless electors.
Hillary Clinton now leads the popular vote by almost a million votes (990,758). It has 38.8 million people, which is about 16.5 percent of the population of the U.S. California’s votes are diluted in the Electoral College. There’s been more than 700 proposals over the years to change the electoral college.
On Tuesday, Trump praised the Electoral College after previously criticizing the system.
Trump also won a narrow victory in Florida – 49-48 percent with a margin of 120,000 votes.
To give you some examples, there are many Republicans who didn’t support the Republican nominee, or there are many people who thought MI would go blue – so their electors could switch it back and get Hillary to that magical number, of 270.
Boxer’s legislation would require a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution – the first since 1992, the year before she took office.
The Electoral College assigns a certain number of votes to each state.
Q. Why does the electoral college exist?
“However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose”.
Becoming an elector is a two-part process that’s left to the political parties in each state.