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President Trump responds to calls for the elimination of the Electoral College

President Trump joined the debate about the Electoral College on Tuesday following recent comments made by 2020 Democratic contenders, such as Sen. Warren (D-MA) and former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke, reported the New York Post.

Trump’s remarks: “The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to… just the large States – the Cities would end up running the Country.” He also addressed his past comments regarding the Electoral College, who he described as “a disaster for a democracy” in 2012. “I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.” he wrote.

Warren: “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.”

O’Rourke: I think there’s a lot to that. Because you had an election in 2016 where the loser got 3 million more votes than the victor. It puts some states out of play altogether, they don’t feel like their votes really count.”

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