Joy Behar calls for a 'change' in the Electoral College

Joy Behar calls for a 'change' in the Electoral College
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ABC's "The View" co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharAmerica Ferrera rips Harris's 'cruel' border comments: 'A slap in the face' Caitlyn Jenner compares herself to Trump: We need another 'disrupter' Meet the most powerful woman in Washington not named Pelosi or Harris MORE on Tuesday said that the Electoral College should be changed "as soon as possible" amid her fear that President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE "could pull off" a victory over Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Saudis picked up drugs in Cairo used to kill Khashoggi: report Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting MORE.

Behar's perspective comes as polls continue to tighten in key battleground states with the general election just eight weeks away.

The RealClearPolitics average shows Biden has a lead of 3.1 points in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona. The average is a drop in support compared to late July, when the former vice president's lead was an average of 6.3 percent in the states.


"I'm worried that Trump could pull this off. We see the polls and we see Biden is leading ... but the Russian interference is alive and kicking. Facebook is continuing to leave all the lies on the pages. The Postal Service is being interfered with,” Behar, a frequent and ardent Trump critic, said Tuesday.

“The Electoral College is an issue and a problem. In the history of the United States, there were four presidents who won without the popular vote because of the Electoral College,” Behar continued.

“I think it’s ridiculous that a few states, a handful of states, determine my future. It’s ridiculous, so why bother voting in the rest of the country? They need to change the Electoral College as soon as possible.”

Trump beat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNSA leaker Reality Winner released from federal prison Monica Lewinsky signs production deal with 20th TV Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide MORE in 2016 by winning the Electoral College 304-227. The president captured Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, but lost the popular vote by about 3 million.

Behar's comments also come before Trump and Biden take the debate stage for the first time in three weeks.

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - Biden foreign policy in focus Pompeo defends Trump on Russia in Chris Wallace interview Lewandowski says Trump has not spoken to him about being reinstated MORE will serve as moderator for the event in Cleveland on Sept. 29.