Hillary Clinton in an exclusive interview with CNN on Wednesday says it is time to abolish the Electoral College as she explained why she lost the 2016 election.
Clinton, in the interview said, ‘I think it needs to be eliminated. I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes’.
Clinton won the 2016 popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, but Trump won the Electoral College, a body of 538 members who select the president based on the popular vote in each state, meaning the person who gets the most votes nationally doesn’t necessarily win the election.
The Electoral College is just one external factor Clinton blames for her loss to Trump in her newly released memoir, “What Happened.”
Clinton also blames former FBI director, James Comey for his “rash” involvement in the election, Russian President Vladimir Putin for directing operatives to meddle in the election and apathetic voters who only got engaged once the election was over and Trump had won. She also blames herself in the book, writing that she did not fully understand the American electorate and failed to understand with the anger that animated Trump.