Hillary Clinton, the loser of the US presidential election Donald Trump, called for the abolition of the electoral College, which helped her opponent to become the master of the White house. She spoke about it in an interview with CNN.
“I think it needs to be eliminated. I’d like for us to move further”, — the politician noted.
According to Clinton, she offered to do this back in 2000 when democratic candidate al Gore gained by 543 thousand votes more than the Republican candidate George W. Bush. However, he received fewer electoral votes.
In the US the indirect presidential elections. On voting day, electors in each state, giving voice for one of the candidates actually vote for the list of electors from the party who made it. Each state Board is formed based on the number of congressmen and senators from that state. In total, there are 538 electors.
At the election of the President of the United States, held on 8 November 2016, Hillary Clinton received nearly three million votes more than her opponent. However, trump was victorious, receiving 306 electoral votes, while Clinton — 232.