Electoral college

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks to a group of about 400 potential voters at a high school on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
March 20, 2019 - 4:23 pm
The Green New Deal and "Medicare for All" are old news. The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College. Elizabeth Warren kicked things off at a CNN town hall Monday night when the Massachusetts senator drew enthusiastic applause by saying: "...
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks to a group of about 400 potential voters at a high school on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
March 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm
The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College. White House hopefuls Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris and Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) have either called for the abolition of the Electoral College or said it's...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, talks with owner Tim Williamson at Cater's Drug Store in Selma, Ala., on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate talked about her affordable housing plan as well as her call to eliminate the electoral college. Warren began the day with a walking...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks at an event at The Hub Robison Center on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa., Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 19, 2019 - 4:23 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. An animated O'Rourke spoke Tuesday for 50 minutes to a crowd of hundreds in a Penn State...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, center, thanks students as he leaves the The Hub Robison Center on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa., Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 19, 2019 - 3:29 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. An animated O'Rourke spoke Tuesday for 50 minutes to a crowd of hundreds in a Penn State...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, center, thanks students as he leaves the The Hub Robison Center on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa., Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 19, 2019 - 2:27 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. representative and presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says "there's a lot of wisdom" in scrapping the Electoral College system because it puts some states out of play in presidential elections. O'Rourke made the comments Tuesday after speaking to a college-...
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From left, Greenville, Miss. Mayor Errick Simmons, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mable Starks, former CEO Mississippi Action for Community Education, tour Central Avenue from Poplar Street in Greenville, Miss., Monday March 18, 2019. The group discussed dilapidated and affordable housing in the rural communities. (Bill Johnson/The Democrat-Times via AP)
March 18, 2019 - 10:07 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Elizabeth Warren supports the elimination of the electoral college, the most pointed instance of the Democratic presidential candidate opposing the polarizing mechanism the nation...
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FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo Republican Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Republican Convention in Augusta, Maine. The former governor of Maine said any elimination of the Electoral College would hurt white people. LePage told WVOM-AM that allowing the popular vote to choose the president would give minorities more power and that “white people will not have anything to say.” Proposals to eliminate the Electoral College are often floated but fail to gain traction. A Maine legislative committee plans to discuss a proposal this week. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
February 28, 2019 - 2:02 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage says any elimination of the Electoral College would hurt white people. LePage told WVOM radio that allowing the popular vote to choose the president would give minorities more power and that "white people will not have anything to say." Proposals...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. Texas has long been a pipeline for Republican presidential candidates like nowhere in the nation. But it's two of the state's rising stars from the other party who look poised to take 2020 shots at the White House. Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says he's likely to run, while O'Rourke has done an about-face and isn't ruling one out a bid either, after nearly upsetting Republican Ted Cruz in a Senate race that became highly-watched nationally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 28, 2018 - 5:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro were barely old enough for elementary school the last time a Democrat from ruby red Texas ran for the White House. But after a midterm campaign that saw Democrats make inroads throughout the Sun Belt, both Texans are signaling they could make a...
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March 26, 2018 - 11:37 am
BOSTON (AP) — When Donald Trump won more than 52 percent of the Texas vote during the 2016 election, he pocketed all 38 of that state's Electoral College votes just as Hillary Clinton, who won California with 61 percent of the vote, swept up all 55 of that state's electors. It's a winner-take-all...
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