Politics

‘Twice in my young lifetime’: Buttigieg explains his opposition to Electoral College

Following two presidential elections in recent memory ending with a winner who received the fewest votes, calls to end the Electoral College have grown as the 2020 election approaches.

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One prominent Democratic presidential hopeful has come out against the system with a proposal to phase it years down the road in the pursuit of political fairness.

“Twice in my young lifetime I’ve seen the American people overruled by the Electoral College,” South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg said. “It’s time for that to go because it’s undemocratic.”

He went on to suggest postponing its phase-out, indicating that if done right, both sides of the aisle would likely agree such a change is warranted.

“So maybe when we make this reform, we set it to take effect in the 2030s, when it’s not clear which party is going to benefit,” Buttigieg added. “But at the end of the day, I think most Americans, of any party, ought to be able to get on board with the idea that one person, one vote, counting equally, is the fairest way to choose our president.”

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