This Tuesday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham slammed the Dems on Twitter Tuesday, claiming that the reason Democrats are backing the abolishment of the Electoral College is that they “want rural America to go away politically.”
Chairman of the Senate Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took to Twitter to go after the Democrats following the Monday CNN Town Hall where Senator Elizabeth Warren declared that she wanted to “get rid of the Electoral College,” becoming the latest Democratic presidential candidate to endorse the idea.
In his tweet, Senator Lindsey Graham claimed that the Dems’ “desire to abolish the Electoral College” is being “driven by the idea Democrats want rural America to go away politically.”
Then he posted a link from Fox News covering Warren’s remarks on the subject during the town hall.
Massachusetts Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee candidate Elizabeth Warren called for the removal of the Electoral College during a CNN town hall in Mississippi, saying that most presidential candidates spend more time in swing states such as Florida than non-swing states.
“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.” said Warren.
However, Elizabeth Warren’s plan of an Electoral exodus brings its own share of problems. One of the problems is the theory that a presidential candidate could take the White House riding on the support from the nine most populous states in the union should the Electoral College be removed from the equation.
Former President George W. Bush defeated former Vice President Al Gore through the Electoral College while losing the popular vote back in the 2000. President Trump did the same in the 2016 presidential election.
Democratic presidential nominee candidates, such as Warren, Southbend and Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, have called for the abolishment of the Electoral College, which is laid out in the Constitution. Buttigieg has been quoted as saying that the institution “less and less democratic.”