WASHINGTON (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - President Donald J. Trump showed his support for the Electoral College on Tuesday, tweeting that "it is far better for the U.S.A."
On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke out against the Electoral College, stating that “every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College."
The next day, President Trump made a couple tweets regarding the Electoral College. He stated that "campaigning for the popular vote is much easier and different than campaigning for the Electoral College." He added that the "brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many states to win."
Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College. It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon. The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019
After that, he sent out another tweet, stating that "with the popular vote, you go to just the large states -- the cities would end up running the country. Smaller states and the entire Midwest would end up losing all power." He concluded by stating that "I used to like the idea of the popular vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A."
....just the large States - the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power - & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019
Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has also spoken out against the Electoral College, saying that there is "a lot of wisdom" in abolishing it.
This story was written out of Orlando, Florida.