US presidential candidate Warren calls for constitutional amendment abolishing the electoral college
By 19 March
US presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (photo credit: Reuters/Karen Pulfer Focht)
GREENVILLE, Miss. (Reuters) - Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of more than a dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday called for the scrapping of the electoral college, the method used to elect U.S. presidents. It was the first time Warren has explicitly called to eliminate the system established by the U.S. constitution, in which each state is allotted a set number of "electors" based on the combined total of the state's representation in Congress.
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