Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenO’Rourke faces stress from left on ‘Medicare for all’ O’Rourke says he will not use ‘f-word’ on marketing campaign path O’Rourke not planning, however not ruling out large fundraisers MORE (D-Mass.) on Monday known as for abolishing the Electoral School and shifting to a nationwide standard vote for presidential elections.
Warren, who’s searching for the Democratic nomination for president, stated throughout a CNN city corridor in Mississippi that her view “is that each vote issues.”
“And the way in which we are able to make that occur is that we are able to have nationwide voting and which means eliminate the Electoral School,” she added.
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Warren added that she wished to push the message in Mississippi as a result of, throughout a basic election, “candidates do not come to locations like Mississippi” and different non-swing states.
“In addition they don’t come to locations like California and Massachusetts as a result of we’re not the battleground states,” she famous. “We have to be sure that each vote counts.”
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has additionally known as for eliminating the Electoral School, saying earlier this 12 months that it has made the U.S. “much less and fewer democratic.”
Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersO’Rourke faces stress from left on ‘Medicare for all’ O’Rourke says he will not use ‘f-word’ on marketing campaign path O’Rourke not planning, however not ruling out large fundraisers MORE (I-Vt.), who can be searching for the nomination, in 2016 known as for a “reassessment” of the Electoral School.
The push to contemplate shifting to a nationwide standard vote comes as a number of Democratic states lately have entered into the Nationwide Fashionable Vote Interstate Compact, an settlement that might primarily bypass the Electoral School if sufficient states be part of.
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