Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is coming out in support of abolishing the electoral college and implementing a popular vote process in the presidential elections.
During her CNN “Town Hall” in Jackson, Mississippi on Monday, the presidential candidate shared her reasoning for getting rid of the electoral college after being asked about her strategies toward expanding voting rights.
“I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and to make sure that vote gets counted,” she said. “We need to put some federal muscle behind that and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there right now.”
“And I’ll tell you one more, we need to make sure that every vote counts. And I want to push that right here in Mississippi because I think this is an important point. You know, come a general election presidential candidates don’t come to places like Mississippi.”
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“They also don’t come to places like California and Massachusetts,” she added.
Warren then went on to explain how people in many states, including her own, don’t have the opportunity to hear presidential candidates speak in person because they primarily only visit “battleground states.” The presidential candidate then shifted to her philosophies on how voting for presidential elections should be conducted.
“Well, my view is that every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the electoral college and every vote counts,” she proclaimed as cheering was evoked from the audience.
As the applause from the audience died down, Warren added, “I think everybody ought to have to come and ask for your vote, what do you think?”