DNC Chair Voices Support for Eliminating the Electoral College
PEREZ: "And when you lose elections, you lose control of the ability to help people. We have won the popular vote in six out of the last seven elections and we have been awarded the White House in four of the last seven elections. Four out of the nine justices on the Supreme Court now were appointed by presidents who didn't win the popular vote, or at least in the case of Bush, he won it the second time around, but he didn't win it the first time around. And so, as we have this conversation, we need to make sure we're also talking to our colleagues and friends in the progressive movement, we're talking about things like the national popular vote. I'm proud of the fact that Maryland was the first state to enter the compact. 172 electoral votes are in place for the national popular vote compact. I wish I could say that we're not going to have another election where a person loses the popular vote but wins the White House. I'm not sure I can say that."