The Washington Post editorial board has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. This comes days after media outlets projected Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential race.
Marc Thiessen, Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor, said last week that “a flip of just some 73,700 votes” in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia would have given President Trump a second term. However, the board had a “different conclusion” in an article that they published on Sunday.
“It is alarming that a candidate came so close to winning while polling more than 5 million fewer votes than his opponent nationwide,” reads the article from The Washington Post. “The electoral college, whatever virtues it may have had for the Founding Fathers, is no longer tenable for American democracy,” it also mentions.
“We believe that Mr. Trump’s election was a sad event for the nation; his reelection would have been a calamity; we hope Mr. Thiessen is wrong about 2024,” it then added. “But we would be making this argument no matter which party seemed likely to benefit.”
However, several critics did not agree with the Post.
“We must stand up and tell the truth about the #ElectoralCollege,” The Heritage Foundation tweeted. “This founding institution protects against tyranny of the majority—and ensures that minority interests in a variety of geographic regions are protected,” the also stated.
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