Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called for the elimination of the Electoral College during a CNN interview Wednesday.
Host Anderson Cooper noted that Clinton refers to the “godforsaken Electoral College” in her new memoir about the election, titled, “What Happened.”
Although Clinton — a former first lady and secretary of state — won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, she failed to secure the requisite number of electoral votes to win the White House.
Not the first time
Cooper asked Clinton if she thought the system should be eliminated.
“I said that in 2000,” Clinton said, referring to former Vice President Al Gore’s loss to President George W. Bush. Gore also won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.
“If you look at our recent history, we’ve had several candidates, nominees, who’ve won the popular vote and lost the Electoral College,” she said. “What does that say? It says that an anachronism that was designed for another time no longer works.”
Clinton said she would support a “one person one vote” system.
“I think it needs to be eliminated, I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes,” she added of the Electoral College.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 14, 2017
Dealing with the loss
During the interview, Clinton also discussed utilizing “alternate nostril breathing” to relax in the aftermath of her loss.
“I found it quite helpful,” she said.
Hillary Clinton relied on yoga and “alternate nostril breathing” as relaxation techniques following her 2016 defeat https://t.co/bL7B7kHIjF
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) September 14, 2017