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Michael Dukakis to Democrats: Fight to Abolish Electoral College

Michael Dukakis to Democrats: Fight to Abolish Electoral College

Michael Dukakis. (AP Images)

By    |   Monday, 14 November 2016 01:05 PM

Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis says Democrats should make the abolishment of the Electoral College a "priority" in the wake of Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote.

"Hillary won this election, and when the votes are all counted, by what will likely be more than a million votes," Dukakis wrote in an email to Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti.

"So how come she isn't going to the White House in January? Because of an anachronistic Electoral College system which should have been abolished 150 years ago.

"That should be at the top of the Democratic priority list while we wait to see what a Trump administration has in store for us. So far, all we know is that dozens of lobbyists are all over the Trump transition — a strange way to 'drain the swamp' [as Trump said about Washington]."

In 1988, Dukakis lost the popular vote to George H.W. Bush by 7 million votes.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis says Democrats should make the abolishment of the Electoral College a "priority" in the wake of Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote.
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