Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton cast an Electoral College vote for former Vice President Joe Biden yesterday, and then immediately made a call for the Electoral College to be abolished.
This, of course, isn’t the first time she’s made such an outcry against the Electoral College system. She’s been dead set against it since the 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore.
However, she really became passionate about the cause after she was defeated by Trump with 304 electoral votes to her 227, despite having won the popular vote.
The Clintons, who now make their home in New York, cast two of that state’s Electoral College votes for Joe Biden Monday, helping the 2020 Democratic presidential contender secure his victory over President Donald Trump. But despite her apparent glee at voting for Biden, Clinton took to social media to explain that she still does not view the institution as legitimate after she failed to secure an Electoral College victory in 2016.
“I believe we should abolish the Electoral College and select our president by the winner of the popular vote, same as every other office,” Clinton said on social media above a photo of herself giving the “thumbs up.” “But while it still exists, I was proud to cast my vote in New York for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”
I believe we should abolish the Electoral College and select our president by the winner of the popular vote, same as every other office.
But while it still exists, I was proud to cast my vote in New York for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. pic.twitter.com/th9qebu9ka
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 14, 2020
But while Clinton lost the Electoral College vote in 2016 after winning the popular vote by 3 million, Biden has secured a victory in both (though President Trump is still challenging the official vote tally in at least five battleground states), leaving far fewer Democrats clamoring to eliminate the Electoral College — something that could only be done by Constitutional amendment.
It’s critical to keep the Electoral College in place because that allows every single citizen, rural and in the cities, to have a voice and a say in who leads our country and the values that we want to live by.
If it were abolished, liberals who congregate mostly in bigger cities would be making all of the decisions for the future of our nation while the majority of us in the rural areas in the country would be without a voice.
It’s also the reason why our Founding Fathers created this particular system. Let’s keep it going.