Rep. Ayanna Pressley, another Massachusetts Democrat, put forth an amendment in March that would lower the federal election voting age from 18 to 16. A handful of Democrat-leaning states including California, Illinois and NY have joined a compact aiming to elect presidents based on who wins the popular vote. Tuesday he merely offered to consider lowering the federal age to vote to 16, eliminating the Electoral College, stacking the Supreme Court by increasing the number of justices, and doing away with the Senate filibuster, according to Fox News. "Better to have proportional electoral college votes in each state so you campaign everywhere".
The compact only goes into effect when it includes states representing 270 electoral votes, the majority needed to win the White House.
"Warren, President Trump, anyone who believes" in the popular vote, said Rosenstiel, a self-described "lifelong conservative Republican" who grew exhausted of his vote not factoring into presidential elections in reliably Democratic Minnesota.
"The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy", the NY real estate developer and reality television star tweeted that year.
Two times in the past 20 years a Republican won the presidential election while receiving less national votes than his Democratic challenger - in 2000, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore and in 2016 Donald Trump bested Hillary Clinton, The Washington Times reported.
"We need to make sure that every vote counts", Warren said.
Several Democratic lawmakers say Republican leaders' refusal to consider Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, is tantamount to stealing a Supreme Court seat, and liberal activists have pushed for rebalance through expansion of the court.
Other Democrats have warmed to the idea, including potential presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana who said ending the system would encourage greater voter participation at the national level.
In almost all states, it's a winner-take-all proposition, even if the victor does not secure a majority, such as when third-party candidates are on the ballot.