Rep. Cohen Says Electoral College Was ‘Conceived in Sin’

Tuesday on CNN’s Right Now, Rep. Steve Cohen discussed Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s call to abolish the Electoral College for presidential elections in favor of a national popular vote.

“When the Constitution was drafted, a lot of it had to do with slavery,” said Cohen. “The slave states wanted to have an electoral college where the members that they had in Congress counted towards the vote for president, where the slaves counted as two-thirds and in the popular vote they would count as zero… This is all conceived in sin and perpetuating slavery on the American people and on the African-American people directly.”