Warren Promises To Abolish Electoral College If President and Why It Will Never Happen

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren just promised that if she's elected as president, she will eliminate the electoral college and put in place a direct vote where whoever gets the most votes wins.

On top of that, she's already insinuating that not only will be elected president, but she'll win a second term without the electoral college.

Warren stated, "So here’s my goal. My goal is to get elected and then be the last American president elected by the electoral college. I want the second term to be that I got elected by direct vote. Call me old fashioned but I think the person who gets the most votes should win."

I'm not sure what she means by doing saying she's old fashioned, because she's making it seem like that's how presidents were chosen until recently. But she's mistaken because the electoral college was established before George Washington was even elected president.

That may come as a surprise to some is that the reason the electoral college was created before Washington was president, is because there were presidents before Washington. However, those presidents preceding Washington were not elected under the U.S. Constitution so the office was a little different. But that's all another story.

The idea of getting rid of the electoral college is a pipe dream that will never happen. In fact, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has already shut down the idea, and determined that it would be in violation of the Constitution

So in all reality, the only way to get rid of the Electoral College is by removing it from the Constitution entirely. In order for that to happen, there must first be a 2/3 majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Then there must also be a 3/4 majority vote in the states as well. That means that 38 states out of 50 must vote in favor as well.