WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, and still, Donald Trump is president-elect because he won more electoral votes. It's the second time that's happened the last 16 years.
Poor Al Gore.
“I think it's about time we ought to have our president elected by a majority vote,” U.S. Rep. Gene Green said.
Congressman Green introduced a resolution to amend the United States Constitution, ending the electoral college. That would mean every person's vote counts equally, regardless of what state they live in.
“The history books will tell us that the smaller states thought they would be ganged up on by New York or Virginia, the bigger states back then, but that`s not the case now,” Green said.
Back in 2012, Donald Trump himself tweeted out: “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.”
But now he says it's “actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones into play.”
Funny, how winning can change your tune, but Green is not laughing.
“This would actually create majority rule for president just like we have for members of congress or U.S. senator,” he said.
For the amendment to be made, a super majority in the House and Senate would have to vote for it, and then be accepted by at least 38 states.
That's a tall order, with only a short time before congress turns even more red than blue. And since blue seems to be on the shorter end of this stick — it seems most likely that college will remain in session.