Visit, Beto O'Rourke Vows to Reverse Trump Policies on Immigration, Environment

Visit, Beto O'Rourke Vows to Reverse Trump Policies on Immigration, Environment

Visit, Beto O'Rourke Vows to Reverse Trump Policies on Immigration, Environment

Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as federal oversight of the voting system. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said during a CNN town hall at the historically black Jackson State University in MS that abolishing the Electoral College is the only way to make every vote count. This week the Electoral College is on the chopping block as Senator Elizabeth Warren comes out in favor of its abolition, Beto O'Rourke makes sympathetic noises and Colorado's Democratic governor signs a bill adding his state to the "National Popular Vote Interstate Compact".

Still, with legislative sessions winding down, there are no other states expected to join this year.

One of the major talking points of these detractors is the so-called "wisdom of our forefathers" who bravely took a stand against the "vulgar popular vote" (never mind that the "vulgar electoral vote" gave us our current president).

"Every vote matters", Warren said at a CNN town hall in Mississippi.

That led to criticism of the institution at the time from some Republicans, notably, Trump himself.

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Trump's comments came in a tweet shortly after midnight Wednesday.

But defenders say the current system nearly always lines up with the popular vote and is part of the way the country's founders wanted to check popular passions and encourages attention to small states that may otherwise get passed over.

Critics argue that the Electoral College minimizes the role of millions of voters in several populous states because the results there are rarely in doubt.

It was the Electoral College vote that gave Donald Trump the victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly called for eliminating the system, which would require a constitutional amendment. "I'd much rather focus on things that can get done".

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