Castro: ‘Do Away with’ the Electoral College

Washington Free Beacon | 3/21/2019 | Haris Alic
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BY: Haris Alic

Julian Castro joined a bevy of other 2020 Democrats on Wednesday by calling for the abolition of the electoral college.

Castro - Mayor - San - Antonio - Secretary

Castro, who previously served as mayor of San Antonio and secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, told BuzzFeed News he supported efforts to "do away with" the institution.

The admission makes Castro the latest candidate vying for the Democratic presidential nomination to endorse eliminating the electoral college. Such an idea has been increasingly discussed in liberal circles since the 2016 election. In that race, Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump, despite winning the popular vote. Although similar circumstances occurred in three prior presidential elections, most infamously the 2000 race, liberals argued Trump's victory was "illegitimate." Such criticisms have continued even though opponents have argued Clinton's large margins in "blue states," like California and New York, were the basis for her popular vote margin.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) was the first Democrat running for president to champion the idea.

"My view is that every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have...
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