Warren: "I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College"

by Daniel Payne · Dec 2nd, 2019 2:13 pm

Last Updated Dec 2nd, 2019 at 4:22 pm

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Sunday voiced her intent to "get rid of" the electoral college, vowing to abolish the centuries-old system after being elected by it next November.

Warren declared her ambition via Twitter, where she shared a video clip of a campaign event in which her plan to abolish the college was met with applause from the assembled crowd. The Democratic primary candidate expressed a desire to be elected by popular vote during a theoretical second term.

🔦 American progressives have recently expressed a desire to abolish the electoral college. Three-quarters of the states would have to approve a constitutional amendment in order to get rid of the system.