US election: Hillary Clinton calls for abolition of Electoral College voting

US election: Hillary Clinton calls for abolition of Electoral College voting

- Democrat Hillary Clinton argued the winner pf the US presidential election should be determined by the popular vote and not by a group of electors

- Biden beat Donald Trump by 306 electoral votes compared to the incumbent's 232 to officially become the 46th US president, the oldest in history

- The confirmation dealt the Republican a major blow in his unprecedented attempts to block Biden from ascending to power after filing longshot lawsuits

Former United States presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton has called for the abolition of Electoral College voting in the country's presidential election.

US election: Hillary Clinton calls for abolition of Electoral College voting

Hillary Clinton gestures after voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Monday, December 14, as one of the electors. Photo: Hillary Clinton.
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The Democrat argued the winner should be determined by the popular vote and not by a group of electors.

In a tweet on her official Twitter handle on Monday, December 14, Clinton who was one of the New York electors who voted for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris said voters on the ground should determine their leader.

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"I believe we should abolish the Electoral College and select our president by the winner of the popular vote, same as every other office. But while it still exists, I was proud to cast my vote in New York for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," she said.

Biden beat Republican Donald Trump by 306 electoral votes compared to the incumbent's 232 to officially become the 46th US president, the oldest in history.

The confirmation dealt Trump a major blow in his unprecedented attempts to block Biden from ascending to power after filing longshot lawsuits and mounting pressure on lawmakers to overturn the results.

The president-elect said the rule of law had prevailed as he expressed his joy on winning the seat.

"Today, the members of the Electoral College cast their votes for president and vice president. And once again, the rule of law, our Constitution, and the will of the people have prevailed. Our democracy—pushed, tested, and threatened—proved to be resilient, true, and strong," Biden said in a tweet.
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Clinton had lost to Trump in the 2016 presidential election through Electoral College votes despite winning the popular vote.

Trump surpassed the 270 mark threshold by garnering 306 votes to Clinton's 227 dealing her a big blow as several opinion polls had projected she would emerge victorious.

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