Clinton Rails Against Electoral College In Harvard Speech

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton complained about the electoral college during a Friday speech she gave at Harvard University.


Clinton received Harvard’s Radcliffe Medal for her efforts to “make meaningful change” and used her speech to encourage people to vote and rail against the “troubling” electoral college.

“And finally, I know this is another really obvious thing to say — vote in every election,” Clinton told the Harvard students. “Not just presidential elections.”

“You know, it is maddening because one of the panelists said, ‘we get the government that we vote for.'” Clinton continued. “Now, we have this odd system with the electoral college and, you know, maybe we could get President Faust to explain the roots of that because, you know, it’s a little troubling.” (RELATED: Today Is Blame Someone Else Day — Here Are All The Things Hillary Has Blamed For Her Election Loss)

Clinton touted the fact that she’s been against the electoral college since 2000 because she thinks it “is absolutely contrary to, you know, one person one vote.”

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