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US senator pushes to abolish electoral college after Trump win

US Senator Barbara Boxer speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaA California senator introduced legislation Tuesday to rid the United States of its electoral college, the system that allowed Donald Trump to win the presidency despite Hillary Clinton’s lead of nearly one million votes. “This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency,” said Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, who introduced the measure. The US Constitution specifies that the electoral college ultimately decides the presidential election, not the popular vote.

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