Plain Talk Podcast: Do we need the electoral college? Clinton appointee says it protects white supremacy
Do we need the Electoral College? It, and not the national popular vote, has been the deciding factor in two national elections in the last twenty years. It put George W. Bush over the top against Al Gore in 2000, and helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Now some want to end it.
Reed Hundt, a Clinton appointee to the FCC, is working with Making Every Vote Count these days and spoke to his organization's desire to settle national elections based on the popular vote only. He doesn't agree that the Electoral College protects the importance of rural, low population states like North Dakota. He also says the Electoral College is a product of white supremacy.
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