Former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has been chosen as an “elector” and could cast a key vote against President Trump.
“I’m an elector in New York,” Clinton said. “I’m sure I’ll get to vote for Joe (Biden) and (Kamala Harris) in New York. So, that’s pretty exciting.”
The Sun explained that electors directly vote on the president and vice president of the United States. “There is an elector for every member of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, with an additional three for those who live in the District of Columbia,” the report added.
Hillary Clinton chosen as 'elector' and could cast key vote against Trump after election https://t.co/Urgkuu1MOY
— The Sun (@TheSun) October 30, 2020
A president should receive 270 electoral votes in order to gain the majority of the Electoral College and win the presidential election.
Previously, Clinton called for the abolition of the electoral college. She also called for the president to be chosen based on the U.S. popular vote instead. Clinton was denied the White House in 2016 due to the system.
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According to The Sun, after the 2000 election, when former Vice President Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the presidency, Clinton reinforced her dislike of the system.
“I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it’s time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president,” she said at the time.