Dukakis to Dems: Ending Electoral College ‘top’ priority
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis says his party must do everything in its power to abolish the Electoral College.

“Hillary won this election, and when all the votes are all counted, by what will likely be more than a million votes,” he wrote of the Democratic presidential nominee in an email to Politico Sunday.


“So how come she isn’t going to the White House in January?” the 1988 Democratic standard-bearer asked. "Because of an anachronistic Electoral College system that should have been abolished 150 years ago.

“That should be at the top of the Democratic priority list while we wait to see what a Trump administration has in store for us. So far, all we know is that dozens of lobbyists are all over the Trump transition -- a strange way to drain the swamp.”

Former President George H.W. Bush won both the popular vote and the Electoral College over Dukakis in 1988.

Bush earned 426 electoral votes to Dukakis’s 111, also netting about 53 percent of the popular vote to Dukakis’s roughly 46 percent.

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The Republican’s victory was unforeseen as he trailed Clinton in national polling averages as Election Day dawned that morning.

Trump bested Clinton with 290 electoral votes to her 228, according to the latest RealClearPolitics projections.

Clinton edged out Trump by less than 1 point in the projected popular vote, however, taking 47.8 percent to Trump’s 47.3 percent.

The former secretary of State formally conceded Trump the Oval Office last Wednesday.

Protests have against Trump have since erupted in multiple cities across the country, however, with many participants chanting “not my president."

And by Friday, nearly 600,000 people had signedpetition calling on members of the Electoral College to vote for Clinton when they meet in December.