CNN’s Lemon: ‘We’re going to have to blow up the entire system’ if Democrats win back White House, Senate

CNN’s Don Lemon declared Monday night that “we’re going to have to blow up the entire system” if Democrats win back the Senate and White House in November’s elections as he criticized the Electoral College.

“We’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” Lemon told Chris Cuomo during a handoff between the two hosts, when they usually opine for several minutes on top news items of the day.

“I don’t know about that,” Cuomo replied. “You’re just going to have to vote.”

“You’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College,” Lemon continued. “Because the minority in this country get to decide who our judges are and who our president is. Is that fair?”

“You need a constitutional amendment to do that,” Cuomo replied.

“And if Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and get it passed,” Lemon retorted, referring to the party’s presidential nominee.

“Well, you need two-thirds vote in the Congress and three-quarters of the state legislatures,” Cuomo noted.

“They may be able to do that,” Lemon argued.

President Trump won the 2016 by a 304-227 margin in the Electoral College after capturing “blue wall” states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes.

Some top Democrats are threatening to add two seats to the Supreme Court if they win control of the White House and Senate in November.

Trump told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that he will announce his third Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday, with the president also adding there’s “more than enough time” to get his choice to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmed.

Tags 2020 election Chris Cuomo CNN Don Lemon Donald Trump Electoral College Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court
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