Failed Senate candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke faced another question about the abortion issue Wednesday while he was campaigning in New Hampshire. Elizabeth Warren endorsed abolishing the Electoral College in her CNN town hall. The 2020 candidates are tapping into Democratic anger after Donald Trump became the second Republican in five presidential elections to win the presidency through the Electoral College while losing the popular vote. A handful of Democrat-leaning states including California, Illinois and NY have joined a compact aiming to elect presidents based on who wins the popular vote.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a leading Democratic White House contender, said March 19 that she is "open to discussion" about eliminating the Electoral College.
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Before the final dive, the flight crew asked the controller to "block altitude 3,000 feet above and below" to avoid traffic. Ethiopia's civil aviation head Wosenyeleh Hunegnaw told Reuters he expected a report on the investigation within 30 days.
That led to criticism of the institution at the time from some Republicans, notably, Trump himself. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large states - the cities would end up running the country.
President Donald Trump called ideas by two Massachusetts Democrats "very unusual", in a tweet late Tuesday night.
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Trout, a native of Vineland, N.J., grew up a diehard Phillies fan and some thought he would join Harper in Philadelphia. The 27-year-old was scheduled to become a free agent in 2020.
And on Sunday, Colorado joined 11 other states and the District of Columbia to approve the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, in which members pledge to give their electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote.
It would require lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment - no easy feat in a paralyzed Congress - and then ratification by 38 out of the 50 states.
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As it turned out, the fact he was signed for five more years made him very attractive and allowed us to get legitimate value". And I can tell you the Giants, absent a strong pitch by Cleveland, would still have Beckham on the team today.
"For more than two centuries", says Tara Ross, an attorney who has written and argued in defense of the Electoral College, "It has encouraged coalition building, given a voice to both big and small states and discouraged voter fraud". "I'd much rather focus on things that can get done".