Barbra Streisand: Electoral College Is ‘an ASSAULT on Our Democratic Principles’

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Barbra Streisand says Electoral College is an assault on democracy

Pop superstar Barbra Streisand has slammed the Electoral College as an “assault on our democratic principles.”

The Electoral College, a system seen as the bedrock of the U.S. constitution, was rejected by Streisand as “antiquated” during an interview with The Washington Post.

“The 14th Amendment of our Constitution actualized what many of the Founders wanted, promoting equal protection under the law for all Americans,” Streisand said.

“If I could, I would end the antiquated electoral college. Twice in the last 20 years the popular vote winner was denied the presidency. This is an assault on our democratic principles, where the dictum should hold true: one person, one vote.”

Breitbart.com reports: The Electoral College has repeatedly proved an issue for Democratic presidential candidates, with both Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016 winning the national popular vote but losing out to George W. Bush and Donald Trump, respectively, via the Electoral College vote.

Some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VM) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, have recently called for its abolition.

This is not the first time that Barbra Streisand, a progressive stalwart who is one of Hollywood’s most fervent anti-Trump critics, has expressed her opposition to the Electoral College.

Last year, the Oscar-winner admitted to having been brought to tears by Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the hands of Donald Trump and argued the fact that she got 2.9 million more votes than her Republican counterpart had left her “numb.”

“So, I was in tears,” the 77-year-old singer said of the night of the presidential election.

“We walked around of kind of numb. I’m still a little bit numb because I can’t believe it happened, since, you know, Hillary got 2.9 million more votes than Trump and she’s not the president, so I don’t know. This antiquated Electoral College doesn’t sit well with me. It’s not fair. I think the people should vote for who the leader is of our country.”

9 Comments

  1. that’s because my uneducated, liberal female WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY!!!!!! WE ARE A REPRESANTATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC……… MY GOSH WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICANS TODAY.??????? abject stupidity and ignorance + programming.

  2. Get real votes-these over LARD~SS^^^ have us with less than 2% of the wealth and the worldwide 1% owning and controlling not only America but the world-all while we pay for them to do so.The worldwide broadcast system in their hands we payed for it^^^ up there spying us blinded by the light and sound bitten into a lop sided non free interprice low speed hyper 1% speed internet by the way which we the people also own the airwaves which they gave away for kickbacks and china back and belly rub rubs

  3. The 1% gets the hyper NET we get the slow clunkerNET that’s the end of freedom-we won`t be allowed to make a living-we are enslaved just as native America is gentacided as real America was from the start.Nothing ever changed just ask native americans.Grass roots with real fed trade laws enforced or getto coast-coast almost there now anyway

  4. A open playing field in which mom&pop can get fair shake from the fed trade commission-internationalist~SS 1% pushin FN war and not allowed off the plank with life long shakedowning two class system-ness broken and falling apart

  5. Allow me to explain the EC to you, you unfunny, unentertaining, POS.
    The President is elected by the STATES, not by “We, the People”.
    Its really that simple.
    The EC is sort of a combination of the House and the Senate, or the number of each, for voting purposes in the EC.

    Yup, that’s it.

  6. We are NOT a democracy. We
    are a republic of states. It is that simple. Our founders did not want
    any one state to dominate others because of population. it is that
    simple. I really wish people would educate themselves. As a legal immigrant, why is it that I know this and most US born don’t???

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