U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

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Elizabeth Warren wants to get rid of the Electoral College

March 19, 2019 - 9:32 am
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JACKSON, MS (1010 WINS) -- Elizabeth Warren wants to do away with the Electoral College.

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“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,” Warren said to the crowd at Jackson State University.

The comment came in response to a question about voting rights and so-called voter suppression laws.

“I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and makes sure that vote gets counted,” she said. “We need to put some federal muscle behind that, and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there.”

Warren said the Electoral College disenfranchises voters.

“Come a general election, presidential candidates don’t come to places like Mississippi, they also don’t come to places like California or Massachusetts, because we’re not the battleground states,” Warren said.

Fellow Democrat Pete Buttigieg has also suggested eliminating the Electoral College.

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