After Elizabeth Warren's CNN town hall, the electoral college unexpectedly became this week's new litmus test for 2020 Dems:— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) March 20, 2019
-- “There’s a lot of wisdom” in scrapping it, Beto said last night.
-- “It’s gotta go,” said Mayor Pete.
-- Moulton wrote an oped.https://t.co/c8ZR9MXYsz
This is such a daft idea on its face. Every American already lives in a state that has both cities and rural areas. During statewide races, politicians campaign all over! https://t.co/Kq1BGxKVKU— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 19, 2019
The idea that amending the Constitution—or simply proposing amendments—is somehow radical is a recent phenomenon and a silly one. The 2016 Republican platform called for five constitutional amendments (abortion, same-sex marriage, term limits, balanced-budget, education). https://t.co/eLJeEmAirM— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) March 19, 2019
The Electoral College has been debated since the days of James Madison, who called it "evil."— CNN (@CNN) March 20, 2019
So could it actually be abolished? @JohnAvlon explores that in today’s #RealityCheck. https://t.co/lCGCfDTMSL pic.twitter.com/Z1Tct6bMQL
This is #fakenews from @CNN, and an absurd distortion of a Madison quote. He didn't call the EC "evil," he was talking about elections thrown to the House which awards 2 votes to states of every size. (This is the contingency for when a vote ISN'T decided by the EC). https://t.co/LTvybKmejw— Jarrett Stepman (@JarrettStepman) March 20, 2019
I am skeptical that this quote is accurate in context. https://t.co/kAfQc9SvHq— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 20, 2019
The electoral college is not very popular. pic.twitter.com/mexUxDKaZg— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) March 19, 2019