The bill has no chance of passing, but nevertheless, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), a supporter of Hillary Clinton, on Tuesday introduced legislation that would eliminate the constitutionally established Electoral College and have future presidents elected by the direct, popular vote.
Boxer and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) both noted on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but not the Electoral vote.
“In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the winner of the general election did not win the popular vote,” Boxer said in a new release. “When all the ballots are counted, Hillary Clinton will have won the popular vote by a margin that could exceed two million votes, and she is on track to have received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history except Barack Obama.
“This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency,” Boxer continued. “The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately.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.”
As of early Tuesday, Hillary Clinton had received 61,929,605 votes (47.8 percent) and Donald Trump had received 60,938,847 votes (47.0 percent), according to the Cook Political Report national popular vote tracker.