Elizabeth Warren Calls for Elimination of Electoral College

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), whose 2020 presidential candidacy has included the introduction of a share of large policy ideas, called for the elimination of the Electoral College during a CNN town-hall meeting in Jackson, Mississippi, on Monday night. “Come a general election, presidential candidates don’t come to places like Mississippi, they also don’t come to places like California or Massachusetts, because we’re not the battleground states,” she said in response to a question about voting rights. “My view is that every vote matters,” Warren continued to big applause. “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.”

—Gideon Resnick