Buttigieg: The Electoral College is ‘One of the Manipulations’ The GOP Uses to ‘Keep Their Agenda in Play’

Washington Free Beacon | 4/16/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) on Monday night referred to the Electoral College as "one of the manipulations of political structure" that the Republican Party uses to keep their agenda going in Washington, D.C.

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Buttigieg appeared on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show to discuss his presidential campaign and some of his policy views, including the Electoral College, which he believes should be abolished.

Host Rachel Maddow asked Buttigieg whether he was concerned he was giving the Trump era Republican Party an idea on starting to amend the Constitution or start changing the structure of the Supreme Court. Buttigieg said Senate Republicans have already been changing the numbers of justices on the Supreme Court, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) blocking a vote on then-President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

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Buttigieg went on to say that "most Americans" don't approve of what Republicans are doing, claiming, "It's precisely for that reason that they have to interfere with democracy with things like voter suppression or clinging on an electoral college that overrules the will of the American people."

"It is precisely because the American people by-and-large don't want what they are selling, that they are relying on manipulations of our political structure in order to keep their agenda in play," Buttigieg said.

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