President Donald Trump called ideas by two Massachusetts Democrats "very unusual", in a tweet late Tuesday night.
Elizabeth Warren supports the elimination of the electoral college, the most pointed instance of the Democratic presidential candidate opposing the polarizing mechanism the nation uses to elect its presidents.
In case you haven't heard us shouting this from the mountain tops on a regular basis, Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 2,864,974 votes.
"I think everybody ought to have to come and ask for your vote", Warren said.
"We can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College".
"Warren, President Trump, anyone who believes" in the popular vote, said Rosenstiel, a self-described "lifelong conservative Republican" who grew exhausted of his vote not factoring into presidential elections in reliably Democratic Minnesota.
Under the Constitution, states have the power to determine how they award their electoral votes in national elections.
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Instead, other alternatives are being pushed attempting to have the same change while officially keeping the Electoral College, such as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
After making the highly controversial remarks, O'Rourke was confronted by a reporter who asked him how he would have voted on the bill if he was in the Senate.
Harris, O'Rourke, and Warren are among those who have also signaled support for increasing the number of justices at the U.S. Supreme Court to either dilute the current Republican-appointed majority, or achieve an outright Democratic majority.
Warren echoed her call the same day, saying, "It's not just about expansion, it's about depoliticizing the Supreme Court".
There is a movement in some blue states to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would change the way presidents are picked by allocating each state's electoral votes to the victor of the national popular vote - regardless of how the state votes.
Speaking at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on March 8, Buttigieg championed a Supreme Court expansion, as well as the abolition of the Electoral College. "The question to me is how do we arrest the decline in the perception of the court toward being viewed as a nakedly political institution".
And if you need one more reason to eradicate the electoral college, well.
"No, I wouldn't entertain that", Trump said. "When I talk about universal guaranteed high quality healthcare for everyone this country, it's primary health care, it's mental health care, and it's women's health care and I'll tell you why".