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A group of Democratic senators on Tuesday introduced a measure to do away with the Electoral College, picking up on a talking point that has caught fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential field.

The measure serves as companion legislation to one put forward in the House by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and counts one presidential candidate — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York — among its co-sponsors. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California and Brian Schatz of Hawaii also sponsored the resolution.

The Electoral College has been the focus of renewed Democratic criticism in the wake of President Trump’s 2016 win. While he defeated Hillary Clinton in the electoral vote, he lost the popular vote by 2.9 million ballots.

“Before the 2000 election, I introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Constitution and create a system of direct election for presidents,” Durbin said in a statement. “And I still believe today as I did then that the Electoral College is a relic from a shameful period in our nation’s history, and allows some votes to carry greater weight than others.”

With her support of the companion legislation on Tuesday, Gillibrand is another 2020 Democratic hopeful embracing the idea of dumping the Electoral College in favor of a popular-vote election.

“Every American should know that their vote counts equally no matter what state they live in, and that’s why we need a more democratic system that guarantees one person, one vote,” Gillibrand said. “The Electoral College has distorted the outcome of elections and disenfranchised millions of voters, and I think that’s wrong. I believe that it’s time to get rid of the Electoral College, and I am ready to fight in Congress and around the country to pass this constitutional Amendment to do that.”

The legislation was unveiled a day after another 2020 candidate, former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, reiterated his call on Monday to abolish the Electoral College.

Answering a question from the audience at the We The People summit in Washington, O’Rourke argued that doing away with the Electoral College would restore the trust of voters and allow for fairer elections.

“Let’s abolish the electoral college,” O’Rourke said. “If we get rid of the Electoral College, we’d get a little closer to one person, one vote.”

He added: “Our democracy…it is warped, it is corrupted right now. If we don’t fix it, it’s never going to get better.”

O’Rourke’s call echoes that of fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who also has advocated abolishing the Electoral College.

“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,” Warren said.

But such calls have faced skepticism, even from other fellow Democrats.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a 2020 presidential candidate, said in a recent interview that while the issue is worth debating, “I think it’s unfortunate that too often these calls for changes come about by the side that has lost or suffered as a result of the Electoral College.”

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Lisa Balla Millar April 3, 2019
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If the election with the electoral college was reversed, the democrats wouldn't want to abolish it. Who do they think their fooling. Most of us who aren't liberals aren't blind mouse or dumb sheep that need to be led like the libs. Its them that are ruining this country and creating all sorts of trivial and major chaos.
Pasquale Gelardi April 3, 2019
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Assassination of tyrants is an Unalienable right.
Art LaPella April 3, 2019
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I'll believe they really don't like the electoral college, when the proposal says it will be effective in 2024. Abolishing it for 2020 just looks like another way to prevent a repeat of 2016 and steal an election.
Big Montana April 3, 2019
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I am sure these fools took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Why can’t these morons follow rules guiding our Great Nation for over 200 years. I think they should be removed from their position if they can’t respect the law of the land, our Constitution and prohibited from ever holding political office again.
Cindy April 2, 2019
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One to two states like New York & California shouldn’t be able to dictate to nor rule over the other states in this union. Thus, we have two components in the legislative branch as well as a built-in-prevention for this in our election process called an electoral college. I’m sure all liberal politicians from those states do want to do away with the electoral college so that they could control and become a dictator to the remaining states. If these so called prominent politically active women really knew what they are supposed to know, hummm called constitutional law, then they would remember the content and reasoning behind the great compromise established by the constitutional founding fathers. Dang people, we need to go back to really teaching and emphasizing the importance of knowing American and constitutional history. There is more to our constitution than just free speech. You need to have some intelligence in order to think before you exercise your right to speak. It’s time for a national test requirement in American and constitutional history in order to graduate from high school and run for public office in this country, and maybe even vote. Naturalized citizens are required to know more of our history than our politicians. Voters should also be tax payers in order to have a say in how taxes are spent. Ladies you are a disgrace to America, women, and those who elected you. You are truly historically ignorant, and an embarrassment to me and all other educated American women. Totally laughable and shameful at the same time.
Richard Hullfish Sr. April 2, 2019
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Waste of time .
Mike Sutherland April 2, 2019
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So you think the people are going to allow three states control the rest of the country, let us know how that works for you.
Bob C April 2, 2019
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So they want NY, CA, FL, TX, and IL to determine who will be President? And they REALLY believe those enclaves of liberal "think tanks" know what is best for the rest of the country? Dream on! The Electoral College system of electing a President into the Executive branch of government ensures that the under-represented areas of the country get to have their voices heard.
Boyd April 2, 2019
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I'll pretty much bet that had Hillary won, they would have praised constitution, the electoral college, and the republic as the best system in the world! Of course, they don't know this country is a republic, so they will never get it.
Mary Johnson April 2, 2019
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They will not get the vote because they have already tried.
Flotmorton P Gildersleeve April 2, 2019
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We need a VERY VERY strong targeted effort to remove these communists, including Dianne Finkstein, who allowed a Communist Agent to secure top secret information as her "Driver"Wake up Americans...as far as being a Democrat...As Robin Williams said in Mrs. Doubtfire......" I used to be one "
james April 2, 2019
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You want another Civil War - this'll do it...
Ahzz April 2, 2019
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Two of the most 'dumbest bitches' on the planet!
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Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him, and We Shouldn’t Have Listened to Him’

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)

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WATCH: Trump Attorneys Destroy House Managers on Lying to American Public and Using Manipulated Tweet as Evidence

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President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

During this theatrical performance, Swalwell read off a Trump retweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence.

But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

Jennifer Lynn Lawrence has never been verified by Twitter. Democrats faked that to make it look more important.

On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.

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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary For Allegedly Sexually Harassing, Threatening Reporter

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

Reporters called out the administration over the incident, highlighting how the Trump administration did not treat reporters that way as well as issues with the timeline of events with regard to the White House taking action to address the incident.

“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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