By Ann Brown
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is continuing to shake up the political landscape. The Democratic socialist running to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District recently said that the Electoral College is a racist American relic that must be abolished, the Washington Times reported.
“It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic,” the 28-year-old candidate tweeted to her 881,000 followers.
Ocasio-Cortez, a Boston University graduate, was commenting on a tweet by GQ magazine’s Julia Ioffe, who wrote that the Electoral College helps conservatives get elected. Ioffe tweeted: “We are a country where two presidents who both lost the popular vote have now placed four justices on the Supreme Court. Democracy in action.”
Calling for an end to the Electoral College isn’t new. “Democratic calls to abolish the Electoral College have continued since twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College in 2016, handing the victory to President Trump. Clinton has repeatedly called for eliminating the system, which would require a constitutional amendment,” the Washington Times reported.
“I think it needs to be eliminated,” Clinton told CNN last month. “I’d like to Click here to read entire article