O’Rourke Says There’s ‘Wisdom’ in Abolishing Electoral College

Tuesday on MSNBC, Democrat presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke was asked about Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s call to abolish the Electoral College in favor of a national popular vote in presidential elections.

O’Rourke said, “I think there’s a lot to that because you had an election in 2016 where the loser got 3 million more votes than the victor. It puts some states out of play altogether. They don’t feel like their votes really count. If we really want every person to vote and give them every reason to vote, we have to make sure their votes count and go to the candidate of their choosing. So I think there’s a lot of wisdom in that.”