Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday night said he favored getting rid of the Electoral College.
Sanders was pressed on the issue at a presidential town hall hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens.
“It is hard to defend a system in which we have a president who lost the popular vote by 3 million votes, so the answer is yes,” he said.
Sanders had previously made similar remarks, but stopped short of calling for abolishing the voting body.
“Presidential elections cannot be fought out in just a dozen ‘battleground’ states,” he told The Washington Post. “I believe that we need to reexamine the concept of the Electoral College.”
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