Donald Trump Reversed Course and Came Out Against Abolishing the Electoral College
Type: Flip FlopperMar 20 2019 Severity: Targeted: Electoral College
Donald Trump stood on the side of stifling the will of the people by coming out against an effort to do away with the Electoral College and allowing the popular vote winner to be named the winner of future Presidential elections. Trump claimed, against all factual evidence to the contrary, that it's actually more difficult to win the Electoral College vote than the popular vote. That's different than what he said shortly after the election where he falsely claimed that the reason he lost the popular vote is because millions of Americans voted illegally.
Quote | Now Donald says winning the Electoral College is more difficult than the popular vote.
"Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College. It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon. The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large States - the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power - & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A."
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