VIDEO: Buttigieg: The Electoral College is ‘One of the Manipulations’ The GOP Uses to ‘Keep Their Agenda in Play’

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) on Monday night referred to the Electoral College as “one of the manipulations of political structure” that the Republican Party uses to keep their agenda going in Washington, D.C.

Buttigieg appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show to discuss his presidential campaign and some of his policy views, including the Electoral College, which he believes should be abolished.

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Host Rachel Maddow asked Buttigieg whether he was concerned he was giving the Trump era Republican Party an idea on starting to amend the Constitution or start changing the structure of the Supreme Court. Buttigieg said Senate Republicans have already been changing the numbers of justices on the Supreme Court, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) blocking a vote on then-President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Buttigieg went on to say that “most Americans” don’t approve of what Republicans are doing, claiming, “It’s precisely for that reason that they have to interfere with democracy with things like voter suppression or clinging on an electoral college that overrules the will of the American people.”

“It is precisely because the American people by-and-large don’t want what they are selling, that they are relying on manipulations of our political structure in order to keep their agenda in play,” Buttigieg said.

During his official 2020 campaign launch on Sunday, Buttigieg echoed his previous calls for the Electoral College to be eliminated.

“We can’t say it’s much of a democracy when twice in my lifetime the Electoral College has overruled the American people,” Buttigieg said. “Why should our vote in Indiana only count once or twice in a century? Or your vote in Wyoming or New York?”

Buttigieg first called for the Electoral College to be eliminated back in January, where he said, “The electoral college needs to go because it’s made our society less and less democratic.”

 

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8 Comments

  1. dana robinson April 16th, 2019 at 9:03 am

    yes,as it was mob rule in Sodom and Gomorrah…nd there were few who could resist their wills ,just as those who threatened and sought to “know ” the angels,,,who along with those who werent righteous were destroyed,inyourButtagig is facing the same ,so his agenda is always to cast a bad light on anything that resists his Demonrat evil…that is taking over the globe as Satan would havit…the Electoral College is a safeguard ,keeping the mob at bay lest they force their evil upon everyone

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  2. Louis Petti April 16th, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Typical democrat let’s vote abolish the electoral process when you lose elections

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  3. Melanie Cronn April 16th, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Well, this idiot is going nowhere fast

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  4. Vicki April 16th, 2019 at 9:47 am

    His statement was absolute proof that it’s just about power. The democrat propaganda machine is powerful. Without the electoral college, their power would never end.

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  5. Kathy April 16th, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Nope. Mob or majority rule would allow the takers to take from the makers as demographics change. The West coast and East Coast lefties would overrun those not in their bubbles.

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  6. Barbars April 16th, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Yep you would only need to hv the election in NY and California to determine who wins. That’s why it was started to begin with so every state had an input into the election process.

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  7. J Alan April 16th, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    The Electoral College wasn’t invented by the GOP you moron. It was created to prevent a small group of high population States from controlling elections over other states . It is a stop-gap measure.
    Stupid jasckkass. So sick and tired of idiot Leftists and their complete ignorance.

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  8. Ginny Moffat April 17th, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I bet he hasn’t even read what the Electoral College does or even the Constitution. Just a lot of empty words, he won’t last long, except for some that will be agreeing with what he is saying and not doing any research and weighing on what his policies are.

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