December 20, 2016
The New York Times is calling for an end to the Electoral College.
Americans would prefer by overwhelming majorities to elect a president using a popular vote system, the newspaper’s editorial board said in a piece published Monday.
“They understand, on a gut level, the basic fairness of awarding the nation’s highest office on the same basis as every other elected office — to the person who gets the most votes,” the editorial said.
On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump sealed his presidential victory, even though his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton beat him by more than 2.8 million votes.
“Yes, Mr. Trump won under the rules,” the editorial said, “but the rules should change so that a presidential election reflects the will of Americans and promotes a more participatory democracy.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:07 am