With Democrats beginning to crow that the Electoral College system is unfair, President Trump is speaking out and setting the record straight.
In back to back tweets, the president shared how he has come to understand the worth of the Electoral College and how it is a system that best serves U.S. voters.
“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 … 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,” Trump tweeted.
It appears that Trump is trying to indirectly address the suggestions that Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke have been touting that only the popular vote should be considered in elections.