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Eric Holder calls for an end to the electoral college: ‘It’s undemocratic’

February 26, 2019

Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who is considering a 2020 presidential bid, called Tuesday to abolish the electoral college, saying it’s a “vestige of the past.”

“It’s undemocratic, forces candidates to ignore majority of the voters and campaign in a small number of states. The presidency is our one national office and should be decided - directly - by the voters,” Mr. Holder said on Twitter.

The potential Democratic presidential candidate issued the tweet while linking to an article from The Washington Post that notes nearly a dozen traditionally blue states have passed legislation to circumvent the electoral college.

The push comes after President Trump won in 2016 by 77 electoral college votes, but lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than 2.8 million.

Mr. Holder has said he’ll decide whether to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination sometime in March.