Is U.S. electoral college doomed?

Is U.S. electoral college doomed?

American senator Elizabeth Warren, one of more than a dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, called for the scrapping of the electoral college, the method used to elect U.S. presidents.

Warren was participating in a televised CNN town hall in Jackson, Mississippi, when she said there should be an amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing all citizens the right to vote, and called for the repeal of laws that make it more difficult to cast ballots.

"Well, my view is that every vote matters. 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 everybody counts," Reuters cited Warren as saying.

The electoral college has 538 electors and 270 are needed to win the presidency. Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election but Republican Donald Trump won the electoral college.


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