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The Fight to End the Electoral College is Gaining Traction

The Fight to End the Electoral College is Gaining Traction

Scrapping the system the USA has used to select presidents since its founding will likely soon be the Democrats' default position. "Actually, you've got to win it at the Ballot Box!" tweeted the Commander-in-Chief. It's like training for the 100-yard dash vs. a marathon.

The Democratic presidential stampede to the 2020 elections is in full swing.

Another proxy debate for Democrats as they weigh who will be their standardbearer: whether to expand the Supreme Court beyond its current nine members. 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".

Several Democratic lawmakers say Republican leaders' refusal to consider Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, is tantamount to stealing a Supreme Court seat, and liberal activists have pushed for rebalance through expansion of the court. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large states - the cities would end up running the country.




On Wednesday, for the third straight day, he faced questions about late-term abortion, which has become something of a litmus test in the 2020 primary race as candidates position themselves as the most ardent defenders of abortion rights.

The Green New Deal and "Medicare for All" are old news. "The question to me is how do we arrest the decline in the perception of the court toward being viewed as a nakedly political institution". Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has gone even further, saying that Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, is illegitimate because Gorsuch's seat should have gone to outgoing President Barack Obama's 2016 nominee, Merrick Garland.

"It'll never happen. I guarantee it won't happen for six years", Trump said, referring to his remaining time in office should he win re-election.

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