MSNBC’s O’Donnell Champions Schemes to Abolish the Electoral College
MSNBC’s O’Donnell Champions Schemes to Abolish the Electoral College (NewsBusters)
In what could easily be described as a sore loser whining about the election results, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell started the final segment of Tuesday’s The Last Word by declaring, “Tonight, the presidential election is getting crazier and crazier. Hillary Clinton's lead in the vote has now passed the 1 million vote mark, as absentee ballots continue to be counted.” He noted that Clinton had 1.1 million votes over Trump, with more to come as votes in liberal California and Washington were still being counted. As a result, he dedicated the end of his show to scheming about how to overcome the Electoral College.
The MSNBC host praised retiring California Senator Barbara Boxer for her futile effort of introducing a Constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College. Quoting Boxer, O’Donnell stated:
“This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency. The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately. Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts.”