Trump changes his mind on Electoral College, now wants to keep it

Erika Holt
March 22, 2019

And some Democrat candidates have also backed lowering the voting age and adding more Supreme Court justices, Newsweek reported.

"The Democrats are getting very 'strange, '" Trump wrote on Twitter on March 20. Elizabeth Warren endorsed abolishing the Electoral College in her CNN town hall. After his win in 2016, he tweeted, "The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings allstates, including the smaller ones, into play". "The fact that Beto O'Rourke and every other major Democrat feel forced to embrace this position that you have to be for abortion up to and sometimes beyond the point of birth, it just demonstrates the radicalism of the Democrat Party", he said on "Fox & Friends". However, the compact will only take effect when it has at least 270 electoral votes-enough to win the presidency-and now, thanks to Colorado, it's well on its way with 181.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says his first-day $6.1 million in campaign donations came from 128,000-plus contributions in all 50 states. But Trump, like America's founders, disagrees. "Better to have proportional electoral college votes in each state so you campaign everywhere".

"It's like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon".

Many of the Democratic presidential hopefuls have slammed the Electoral College as an outdated tool, including South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen.

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The system is lauded by Republicans because it forces candidates to earn votes from various parts of country, not just the big cities. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power - & we can't let that happen.

Electoral College reform is suddenly all the rage.

Five of the nation's 45 presidents have taken office without winning the national popular vote. "So, I'm open to the discussion", she said in an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live". "Because you had an election in 2016 where the loser got 3 million more votes than the victor", O'Rourke said.

Eliminating the electoral college would require a constitutional amendment, which would need a two-thirds vote in both chambers of Congress and ratification by three-fourths of the states. "I think we've proven that we know how to campaign".

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