Elizabeth Warren Calls for the End of the Electoral College: ‘Every Vote Counts’
During a CNN Town Hall on Monday in Jackson, Mississippi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that she would abolish the electoral college so every vote counted.
Warren was responding to a question about expanding voter’s rights.
“Can I go you one bigger? And that is, I believe we need a Constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and to make sure that vote gets counted,” Warren said. “We need to put some federal muscle behind that and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there right now. And I’ll tell you one more. We need to make sure that every vote counts. ”
Then, turning to the Electoral College, she said this: “And you know, I want to push that right here in Mississippi. Because I think this is an important point. You know, come a general election, presidential candidates don’t come to places like Mississippi. Yeah. They also don’t come to places like California and Massachusetts, right? Because we’re not the battleground states. 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.”
During another moment in the Town Hall, Warren was also asked about Mississippi’s flag, which has a Confederate symbol on it.
“Mississippi is the only state in the country that still has the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. Do you think Mississippi should adopt a new flag?” moderator Jake Tapper asked.
Warren simply replied, “Yes.”
You can watch above, via CNN.
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