Warren: I’ll Be The “Last American President Elected By Electoral College”
December 4, 2019 | by James G. Dalton
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted a short clip of her speaking at a townhall event over the weekend, indicating that she would eliminate the Electoral College and allow the popular vote to choose the president in 2024, basically implying a massive overhaul of the US Consitution would be coming if she became president, reported The Daily Caller. “My goal is to get elected—but I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College. I want my second term to be elected by direct vote,” she tweeted.
My goal is to get elected—but I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College. I want my second term to be elected by direct vote. pic.twitter.com/a2Lj2a9F0F
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) December 2, 2019
Warren told dozens of people at an Iowa town hall event that she is ready to “get rid of” the Electoral College and replace it with a popular vote.
“I just think this is how a democracy should work,” she told the townhall. “Call me old-fashioned, but I think the person who gets the most votes should win.”
Warren has mentioned before that she would abolish the Electoral College if she became president. There’s even a section on her website that says, “Presidential candidates should have to ask every American in every part of the country for their vote. Add your name if you agree: It’s time to abolish the Electoral College and to have a national popular vote.”
“Everyone’s vote should count equally — in every election — no matter where they live.
But right now, presidential candidates don’t even go to places like Mississippi, where I was last night, because it’s a deep red state. They also don’t go to deep blue states like California or Massachusetts because they’re not presidential battlegrounds.
I believe presidential candidates should have to ask every American in every part of the country for their vote, not just a few random states that happen to be close,” Warren’s website said further.
Her critics were quick to respond and bashed the unfair election system that has elected Democrats for decades:
My goal is to get elected and then abolish the unfair corrupt system that elected me. https://t.co/d57PGgElX9
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 2, 2019
Making absurd, completely unrealistic promises is rapidly becoming her specialty. https://t.co/py1s6D84aS
— David French (@DavidAFrench) December 2, 2019
There are two reasons her "plan" is doomed. The first is that she has no chance of getting elected. …The second would be even harder to overcome. #2020election #ElectoralCollege #ElizabethWarren https://t.co/QKrVUVRDfL
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) December 2, 2019