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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) on Monday night referred to the Electoral College as “one of the manipulations of political structure” that the Republican Party uses to keep their agenda going in Washington, D.C.

Buttigieg appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show to discuss his presidential campaign and some of his policy views, including the Electoral College, which he believes should be abolished.

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Host Rachel Maddow asked Buttigieg whether he was concerned he was giving the Trump era Republican Party an idea on starting to amend the Constitution or start changing the structure of the Supreme Court. Buttigieg said Senate Republicans have already been changing the numbers of justices on the Supreme Court, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) blocking a vote on then-President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Buttigieg went on to say that “most Americans” don’t approve of what Republicans are doing, claiming, “It’s precisely for that reason that they have to interfere with democracy with things like voter suppression or clinging on an electoral college that overrules the will of the American people.”

“It is precisely because the American people by-and-large don’t want what they are selling, that they are relying on manipulations of our political structure in order to keep their agenda in play,” Buttigieg said.

During his official 2020 campaign launch on Sunday, Buttigieg echoed his previous calls for the Electoral College to be eliminated.

“We can’t say it’s much of a democracy when twice in my lifetime the Electoral College has overruled the American people,” Buttigieg said. “Why should our vote in Indiana only count once or twice in a century? Or your vote in Wyoming or New York?”

Buttigieg first called for the Electoral College to be eliminated back in January, where he said, “The electoral college needs to go because it’s made our society less and less democratic.”

 

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  1. First of all he needs to get his facts straight. We do not have a democracy we are a democratic Republic which is why we have an electoral college and not a direct vote. Our founders set that up for a reason. When states were asked to join the union a lot of the smaller states didn’t want to join because they felt they would have no say in the country. The larger more populated states would be running the country and they would be ignored. So they set up the electoral college so their voices would also be heard. Right now the Democrats are trying to get rid of the system through their compact states, as it would be too difficult to go through congress and change it in the constitution. They are attempting to get enough states to become compact states and agree to give their electoral votes to the candidate that wins the popular vote. If they get enough states to agree to this and equal 270 electoral votes they feel they would in this way be able to bypass the system.
    So far they have about 15 states and the electoral votes are up to 170. However, this negates the peoples’ votes even more. Suppose your states voted for the candidate that wasn’t leading in the popular vote and all your electoral votes would go to the other candidate, even though your state did not want him, what happens to your vote? It is basically ignored. The Democrats know that getting rid of the electoral college in any way they can, would give them a big advantage. The big liberal cities would be running the country and the rest of the country would be ignored. Look at the map from the last election. Trump won in more areas of the country, Hillary got the big population areas on the coast. If you took out CA votes, Trump would have surpassed her in popular and electoral votes. I really don’t want states like CA and NY running the rest of the country.

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