Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed that the Electoral College was a “scam” that adversely impacted minorities and called for its abolishment.
During an Instagram story published Monday, the New York Democrat fired off that there are “many votes here, as you can see,” as she drove down a deserted roadway.
She continued on to reference an article from New York Magazine that took aim at the defense of the Electoral College as she sarcastically blasted the system as a “very efficient way” to determine the presidency.
“Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean, I can’t think of any other way, can you?” said Ocasio-Cortez.
The freshman Democratic firebrand then claimed that the Electoral College is a “scam” with a “racial injustice breakdown” that negatively affects minority voters.
She also claimed that some states have “severe racial disparities” that “effectively” place more weight on “white voters over voters of color.”
“Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as apposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally.
Could you image if we had this kind democracy-altering ‘fairness’ provision for literally any other group? If we weighed, for example, black and indigenous voters more because of unfairness?”
“Facts are facts America,” the self-described democratic socialist said, adding that “the Electoral College has to go.”
Watch part of AOC’s video below:
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) August 20, 2019
Several of the 2020 presidential primary Democrats have also called for the abolishment of the Electoral College.
As IJR Red previously reported, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for the nation to “get rid” of the electoral institution, claiming that it would make sure every candidate would have to campaign in less-populated states like Mississippi.
Additionally, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) came under serious fire after comparing the Electoral College to slavery while officially endorsing the idea of abolishing the institution. He called it “one of those bad compromises we made at day one in this country.”