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Delaney: Electoral College Should Go, But Other Priorities Exist

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John Delaney (Elise Amendola/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 March 2019 03:12 PM

Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney said Wednesday if he were "starting from scratch," he'd choose getting rid of the Electoral College, but he'd rather focus on matters that can get done and affect Americans.

"It requires a constitutional amendment," the former U.S. representative for Maryland told CNN's "New Day." "I'd much rather focus on things that can get done that affect people, [such as] building infrastructure, creating digital privacy legislation in this country, expanding pre-K [education], making sure community college is free for every kid in this country."

However, Delaney did admit that he's as "mad as anyone that happened, that Secretary [Hillary] Clinton got more votes than our president," said Delaney, but small states must agree to end the system and "they're not going to agree with it."

Meanwhile, the businessman said he does not agree with other Democrats who favor a socialistic approach to government, as it's a "false choice" in a capitalist country.

"It's the greatest innovation and job creation machine ever created," said Delaney. "We've always had strong social programs. We have regulation tax policy, workers rights to ensure our citizens have the kind of opportunities I have. I grew up in a blue collar family and have had amazing opportunities, I grew up at a time where we cared more about supporting people."

Meanwhile, the current generation is the first generation of Americans who won't do better than their parents, said Delaney, adding bringing people together toward a common goal is what's needed in the next president.

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Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney said Wednesday if he were "starting from scratch," he'd choose getting rid of the Electoral College, but he'd rather focus on matters that can get done and affect Americans.
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