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Why We Need the Electoral College

It’s not hard to understand—unless, apparently, if you’re a Democrat running for President.

Along with wanting to give 16-year-olds the right to vote, another ill-considered idea that Democrats have been floating as we drift into the 2020 election season is the abolition of the Electoral College.

In fact, here’s Elizabeth Warren on that very subject at a CNN town hall:

Now here’s a map that shows the results of the 2016 presidential election. The counties that voted for Donald Tump are red, the ones that went for Hillary Clinton are in blue:

Source: Mark Newman, University of Michigan

I’d really be interested in hearing how Warren—at a time of already intense political division—intends to keep the Union together after telling around ninety percent of the country that their vote for president doesn’t count anymore.

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