Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will acquaint enactment on Tuesday with disposing of the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential decision regardless of driving in the mainstream vote.
“In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the winner of the general election did not win the popular vote,” Boxer said in a statement. “In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted, ‘The electoral college is a disaster for democracy.’ I couldn’t agree more. One person, one vote!”
She included that Clinton, whom she bolstered, is “on track to have received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history except Barack Obama.”
“The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately,” she said.
Clinton is currently leading Trump by almost a million votes, as per a Cook Political Report tracker of the well-known national vote, yet Trump won the Electoral College, driving the former Secretary of State 290-232.
As indicated by Pew, Clinton would be the fifth individual to win the mainstream vote yet lose the decision, with the latest being Al Gore in 2000.
Boxer’s legislation would change the Constitution to nullify the Electoral College. Regardless of the possibility that Congress endorses it, it would be affirmed by three-fourths of the states inside seven years before it would produce results.
Trump called the Electoral College “genius” on Tuesday morning, notwithstanding past criticism.
The tweet comes after Trump said amid a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday that he still has issues with the Electoral College.
The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2016
“I’m not going to change my mind just because I won,” the president-elect said. “But I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes, and somebody else gets 90 million votes, and you win.”