Far Left FEC Chair Trashes the US Electoral College System During MSNBC Interview

Democrat Ellen Weintraub

In June Ellen Weintrab, a DEMOCRAT Chair of the Federal Election Commission posted a statement online condemning President Trump for suggesting he may accept oppo research from a foreign government.

Weintraub is a committed leftist.


This week Ellen Weintraub trashed the US electoral college system on MSNBC saying she worries it disenfranchises voters.

Via The Washington Examiner:

The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission has raised new concerns about the legitimacy of elections like that of President Trump, who lost the popular vote but won an Electoral College victory.

Ellen Weintraub, who has stepped up criticism of Trump’s claims of voter fraud, said she is worried that Americans will lose faith in elections where the Electoral College and not the popular vote rules.

Appearing on MSNBC, she said that when she explains the U.S. system to foreign observers, they appear confused. Weintraub said she explains that typically a presidential candidate wins both the electoral and popular vote “and everyone’s happy.”

But she said that hasn’t been the case in some recent elections, though she did not name Trump’s 2016 election or that of former President George W. Bush in 2000.

“More recently that hasn’t been happening all the time,” she said on All In with Chris Hayes. “And I worry, that just like these other, where people from other countries were confused about it, that people in our own country will come to feel that the result is not legitimate.”

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