On Monday evening, Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared a video from the midwestern region of America, which she used to call for the abolishment of the Electoral College.
Showing a video of an empty highway, the freshman lawmaker sarcastically said “many votes here, as you can see.”
Ocasio-Cortez went on to sardonically call the Electoral College a “Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country,” adding, “I mean, I can’t think of any other way, can you?”
The controversial Congresswoman continued on to call the process a “scam” that stemmed from internet “racial injustices.”
“Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color,” declared Ocasio-Cortez.
To sum up her argument, Ocasio-Cortez came to the conclusion that “The Electoral College has to go.”
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While Ocasio-Cortez has become known for her far-left approach during her short time in Congress, her remarks on the Electoral College echo many of her Democrat colleagues’ similar statements, including some prominent 2020 hopefuls.
Many Democrats, such as Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and others have openly called for the elimination of the Electoral College.
Campaigning to oppose President Trump in the upcoming election, Democrat Senator and prominent presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren boldly asserted that America “must get rid of the Electoral College.”
Others, including Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Beto O’Rourke have also implied their support for the elimination of the Electoral College through various means, including Buttigieg’s solution which called for amending the US Constitution.
For Democrats, who have lost bids for the White House after winning the popular vote twice in the past 20 years, abolishing the Electoral College remains a hot-button issue, and a major point of contention with conservatives.