Barbra Streisand calls for end to 'antiquated' Electoral College
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Barbra StreisandBarbara (Barbra) Joan StreisandDemocrats battle for Hollywood's cash New York woman pleads guilty to stealing 0K from NYPD charity Barbra Streisand calls for end to 'antiquated' Electoral College 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 PelosiPelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump basks in acquittal; Dems eye recanvass in Iowa Trump holds White House 'celebration' for impeachment acquittal Trump on Jim Jordan: 'He's obviously very proud of his body' 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 TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record 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 ClintonThe 'Palmetto Promise': South Carolina will decide the race Alabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail' Worries grow as moderates split Democratic vote 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."