Hillary Clinton, who beat Donald Trump in the popular vote, continued her attack on the Electoral College on Friday, calling it an”odd system” and not in keeping with the idea of “one person, one vote.”
“I know this is another really obvious thing to say. Vote in every election, not just presidential elections,” Clinton said at Harvard University, in a clip from NTK Network. “You know, it is maddening because one of the panelists said we get the government that we vote for. Now, we have this odd system with the Electoral College.”
Clinton wound up with nearly three million more votes than Trump in the 2016 election but lost to Trump in the electoral vote by a 304-227 margin with seven votes going to others including Colin Powell.
While Clinton finds the Electoral College system “a little troubling,” she admitted it’s the system we have.
“But nevertheless, we’ve got it. I’ve been against it, by the way, since 2000,” Clinton said. “Not that you need to know that … I have been because I just think it is absolutely contrary to ‘one person, one vote.'”
Last year she called for the elimination of the Electoral College while being interviewed by CNN’.
“I think it needs to be eliminated. I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes,” she told Anderson Cooper.
Democrats were fine with the Electoral College as long as they were winning elections, but as soon as their heavily favored candidate lost the election by losing reliably blue states Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.