Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Said she wants to abolish the Electoral College, the method used to elect all US presidents. UU. In history, if he wins the 2020 elections.
“My goal is to be elected, but I plan to be the last American president elected by the Electoral College. I want my second term to be elected by direct vote, ”Warren said during a campaign event in Marion, Iowa, on December 1.
Warren was asked about his thoughts on the Electoral College.
"I want to get rid of him," he said.
“I simply believe that this is how a democracy should work. Call me old-fashioned, but I think the person who gets the most votes should win. "
The Electoral College was established by the Constitution of the United States and consists of 538 electors who elect the president and vice presidents. The amount of votes obtained by each state is based on the United States Census; Each state gets two votes for each of its senators and a number of votes equal to the number of its members in the US House of Representatives. UU.
Most states have systems where the candidate with the most votes wins the electoral votes of that state. Maine and Nebraska have a variation of proportional representation, or a system that divides electoral votes. Each presidential candidate has their own list of potential voters.
The Democratic presidential candidate, Mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg, speaks during a fundraiser for the Nevada Democratic Party in Las Vegas on November 17, 2019. He is among the candidates calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. (John Locher / AP Photo)
“When voters in each state cast votes for the presidential candidate of their choice, they vote to select the voters of their state. The names of potential voters may or may not appear on the ballot under the name of the presidential candidates, according to the electoral procedures and the ballot formats in each state, "according to the National Archives.
Several other Democratic presidential candidates want to abolish the Electoral College, including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, author Marianne Williamson and former Obama administration cabinet secretary Julian Castro. Some have provided more clarity than others in terms of how they would try to abolish the system. Warren, for example, said in March that he would support a constitutional amendment. Some candidates who supported the abolition of the Electoral College have put an end to their offers for the presidency.
Constitutional amendments require a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or through a constitutional convention called by two-thirds of the state legislatures. In any case, it must be ratified by three quarters of the states, or 38 of the 50.
Other contestants have indicated that they would be open to abolish the system, but have not fully committed to the position, including Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Senator Bernie Sanders. (I-Vt.)
Several candidates: former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who has since retired; former representative John Delaney (D-Md.); and businessman Andrew Yang, have said they oppose the abolition of the Electoral College.
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