Hillary Clinton says she wants the Electoral College abolished

via CNN
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In a new interview with CNN yesterday, former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton admits that she wants to see the Electoral College abolished.

We all know she had to have been thinking it. But now, she’s outright saying it on television!

As MSN reports, the former candidate to be the president held an interview with CNN to promote her new memoir “What Happened”. Speaking with Anderson Cooper, Clinton opened up about the pain she felt upon realizing she lost to her rival Donald Trump. She points to the Electoral College as one of the reasons for he stunning loss — a difficult point to argue, when you consider she won the popular vote by a heavy margin.

“I think it needs to be eliminated,” Clinton says clear as day in the interview. To reiterate her point, she adds that it’s time for us to “move beyond” what many say is a heavily outdated system. For better or for worse, the 538 members of the Electoral College are who really get to pick the president. It’s worth noting that Clinton beat Trump by nearly 3 million votes nationally with registered voters.

But Clinton points to many other factors for her loss in the memoir as well. Another such example was claiming attacks by Bernie Sanders caused lasting damage to her campaign. It’s caused a bit of a stir with those in the left, with some saying pointing the finger at Bernie is misguided. Even Seth Meyers took to Late Night to tell Hillary she was in the wrong about blaming Sanders.

In response, Sanders told Stephen Colbert that he wasn’t really concerned about Hillary’s comments. His focus is only on what’s happening now and the future. However we got to where we are, the goal at this point is to just keep moving forward.

You can watch the full interview between Cooper and Clinton on YouTube.