Well that didn’t take long. Just a few days ago, former attorney general Eric Holder was talking about trying to scrap the electoral college. Now, Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer of California has introduced a bill to do it.
The Hill reports:
Dem introducing bill to abolish Electoral College
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will introduce legislation on Tuesday to get rid of the Electoral College, after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election despite leading in the popular vote.
“In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the winner of the general election did not win the popular vote,” Boxer said in a statement. “In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted, ‘The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. I couldn’t agree more. One person, one vote!”
She added that Clinton, whom she supported, is “on track to have received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history except Barack Obama.”
“The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately,” she said…
Boxer’s legislation would amend the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College. Even if it is approved by Congress it would need to be approved by three-fourths of the states within seven years before it would take effect.
Two things: First, so what if Trump said something negative about the electoral college, that was five years ago. Second, the founders put the electoral college in place for a reason. To prevent more densely populated areas from deciding every single election.
The bottom line is that Boxer’s bill is going nowhere. She’s just trying to rally support from her base.
Do you think Democrats would be doing this if Hillary had won the Electoral College vote?
Here’s Trump’s answer to the Electoral College vs. popular vote question:
If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2016