A former Democratic presidential nominee is calling for the Electoral College to be abolished after Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but still lost the presidency to Donald Trump, the Washington Examiner website reports today (November 13, 2016).
Michael Dukakis -- who lost to George H.W. Bush in 1988 -- told Politico that the Electoral College "should have been abolished 150 years ago."
"Hillary won this election, and when the votes are [all] counted, by what will likely be more than a million votes. So how come she isn't going to the White House in January?" he said.
Dukakis -- who has been a distinguished professor of political science at Northeastern University in Boston for the past 25 years -- called on Congress to make ending the Electoral College a priority during President Obama's remaining time in office.