Democrats have a new litmus test for 2020: Abolish Electoral College

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With at least one presidential candidate calling for the elimination of the Electoral College, CNN's John Avlon delivered a fact check that showed that the idea is hardly radical: efforts to get rid of it date back to the founding of the country, and even President Richard Nixon was on board. "Actually, you've got to win it at the Ballot Box!" tweeted the Commander-in-Chief.

Elizabeth Warren kicked things off at a CNN town hall Monday night when the MA senator drew enthusiastic applause by saying: "Every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College".

The former Texas congressman told reporters in New Hampshire on Wednesday that the total came from 128,000 separate donors.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, another Massachusetts Democrat, put forth an amendment in March that would lower the federal election voting age from 18 to 16. It's like training for the 100-yard dash vs. a marathon.

"My view is that every vote matters", Warren told a townhall meeting in MS, arguing that the southern state along with several populous ones like California rarely receive presidential candidates because they aren't considered battlegrounds.

With the Popular Vote, you go to.

Governor Charlie Baker argues the Electoral College system forces candidates to consider the needs of many states, not just the ones with lots of electoral votes. "Smaller states and the entire Midwest would end up losing all power." . "I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the United States of America", he continued.

Warren endorsed the compact after her town hall. In 2016 neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump won 50 percent.

O'Rourke said that he would have voted against it, again deflecting to his standard reponse on the issue: "I would have listened to the women".

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