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Politics Hillary Clinton joins Electoral College 4 years after it cost her the presidency: 'Pretty sure I'll get to vote for Joe'

06:15  29 october  2020
06:15  29 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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I'm sure I ' ll get to vote for Joe [Biden] and [Sen. So, that's pretty exciting," Clinton told SiriusXM's "Signal Boost." Clinton won almost 2.9 million more votes than Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election but lost the election after Trump secured a majority of votes in the Electoral

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared on Tuesday that she is an elector for New York in the Electoral College this year , saying, “I'm sure I ' ll get to vote for Joe and Kamala in New York. As CNN notes, Clinton has called for the abolition of the Electoral College multiple times in the past.

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the 2016 presidential election because of the Electoral College. This year, she is slated to be a participant in that system.

The Electoral College is comprised of 538 delegates: People who cast the votes that formally elect the president. It's a system that tends to give smaller states a larger voice in the process of electing the president, and one that Clinton has publicly opposed in the past.

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This year, Clinton is listed by New York State Board of Elections as one of 29 Democratic electors for the state. If Joe Biden wins the popular vote in New York, Clinton and the 28 other electors will vote for him to be the next president.

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"Pretty sure I'll get to vote for Joe and Kamala in New York ... I can't wait," Clinton said in an interview aired on SiriusXM Progress. The Democratic candidate for president has carried New York for the past eight presidential elections, according to 270towin.com.

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New York has taken steps to move away from the Electoral College: The state is part of the National Popular Vote Compact. If enough states sign on to this effort, the Electoral College will chose the candidate who wins the national popular vote.

Earlier this week, Clinton weighed in on the 2020 election, saying the thought of a second term with President Donald Trump makes her "literally sick to my stomach."

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Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is claiming Trump “basically stole the election" from her four years after her loss, a statement that is And the lies and ridiculous stories made up about me were meant to either keep you at home, or drive you third party if they couldn’t get you to vote for

How would electing Clinton work? Members of the Electoral College who decide to go against their state laws or party rules telling them who to vote for They're pretty rare in modern political history. Thomas H. Neale, an expert in American government and the electoral college for the Congressional

"I can't entertain the idea of him winning, so let's just preface it by that," Clinton told Kara Swisher, as a guest on Swisher's New York Times Opinion podcast.

"It makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we'd have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions, and damaging of our norms and our values, and lessening of our leadership ... The list goes on," she said.

Contributing: Wyatte Grantham-Philips and Josh Peter, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

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