Barbra Streisand calls for end to 'antiquated' Electoral College
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Barbra StreisandBarbara (Barbra) Joan StreisandNew York woman pleads guilty to stealing 0K from NYPD charity Barbra Streisand calls for end to 'antiquated' Electoral College Trump's vindictive pettiness renders him incapable of taking the high road MORE is calling the Electoral College an "assault on our democratic principles," saying it’s time for the institution to end.

The Academy Award winner is one of several high-profile public figures — including House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Thomas D'Alesandro III, brother of Nancy Pelosi, dies at 90 MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikGOP lawmakers offer new election security measure Cheney slated to introduce bill to place sanctions on Turkey Conservative lawmakers demand Schiff's recusal from Trump impeachment inquiry MORE (R-N.Y.) — who contributed to a piece in The Washington Post published Wednesday on what the Constitution means to them.


"The 14th Amendment of our Constitution actualized what many of the Founders wanted, promoting equal protection under the law for all Americans," Streisand, 77, said.

"If I could, I would end the antiquated electoral college," added the singer and actress, a prominent Democratic donor and frequent critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE

"Twice in the last 20 years the popular vote winner was denied the presidency," wrote Streisand.

"This is an assault on our democratic principles, where the dictum should hold true: one person, one vote," she added.

It's not the first time Streisand has railed against the Electoral College. In 2016, she shared on a "suggested reading" page on her website a New York Times article questioning why it endures despite being "hated by many."

Streisand, a Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton trolls Trump with mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev Trump-Graham relationship tested by week of public sparring Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision MORE supporter in the 2016 White House race, said during an interview last year that the former Democratic presidential nominee "got 2.9 million votes more than Trump and she's not the president. So I don't know. This antiquated Electoral College doesn’t sit well with me. It’s not fair. I think the people should vote for who the leader is of our country."