Warren introduces petition to end the Electoral College

Warren introduces petition to end the Electoral College
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats narrow scope of IRS proposal amid GOP attacks Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter FDA proposes rule to offer over-the-counter hearing aids MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday introduced a petition calling for an end to the Electoral College, one day after she said during a town hall event that she supports using a national popular vote to determine presidential election victors.

"This week, I’m spending time in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama — talking with people about what matters to them in their communities. Like how we need to rebuild rural housing and make sure everyone can find a decent place to live at a decent price," Warren wrote in a campaign email introducing the petition.

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"But the way it works right now, come general election time, presidential candidates don't travel to every state," she added.

Warren, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, also said that "everybody running for president ought to have to come and ask for your vote."

"We can make that happen by replacing the Electoral College with a national popular vote. Add your name if you agree that everyone’s vote should have equal weight," she added before linking to the petition. 

During a CNN town hall Monday in Mississippi, Warren called for getting rid of the Electoral College.

“We need to make sure that every vote counts," she said Monday.