“We need to make sure that every vote counts. And you know, I want to push that right here in Mississippi. Because I think this is an important point… 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.”Elizabeth Warren
The Electoral College is the process in which the President of the United States is determined by electors from each state. People who oppose the Electoral College usually prefer the Popular Vote method, where the President would be determined by a majority vote.
Warren said that presidential candidates have historically largely ignored the need to visit deep-red states like Mississippi and deep-blue states like California because of the importance of visiting the heavy swing states with larger electoral college votes. She suggests that there are better and more effective ways to make sure that every vote counts.
Since the 2016 Trump defeat of Hilary Clinton, talk about eliminating the electoral college has been gaining strength. Clinton famously won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes but she lost the electoral college votes due to some close defeats in some important states.
There is a new pact out, with now 13 states having signed on, which would allow the state to pledge their electoral votes to the candidate with the most popular votes.
“I’m tired of a Washington that works for the rich and the powerful… I want a Washington that works for the rest of America. That’s why I’m in this fight.”Elizabeth Warren