Without the Electoral College system, highly populated liberal states like California and New York would decide every election. Candidates wouldn’t even bother campaigning in large parts of the country. But Democrats would win more often, which is the only reason Hillary Clinton doesn’t like it.
Here’s what she said on CNN:
Clinton: It’s time to abolish the Electoral College
Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election.
Clinton, in the interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, displayed her animus for fired FBI Director James Comey, reflected on her love for the people — namely former President Bill Clinton — who helped her get through the crushing loss and blasted the arcane election body that she believes helped Donald Trump win the presidency.
“I think it needs to be eliminated,” Clinton said of the Electoral College. “I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes.”
Clinton won the 2016 popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, a fact she routinely brings up in her new memoir. But Trump won the Electoral College, a body of 538 members who select the president based on the popular vote in each state, meaning the person who gets the most votes nationally doesn’t necessarily win the election.
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Had she won the Electoral College vote, this would be a non-issue.