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Former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill — infamous for anti-Trump tweets — says Electoral College created to 'preserve slavery'


'We need to move on'

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Former ESPN host Jemele Hill — who called President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" in a 2017 Twitter tirade and saw the sports network cut ties with her nearly a year later — has chosen yet another target: the Electoral College.

Hill — who now writes for The Atlantic — tweeted Monday that the Electoral College "is outdated, and was there to preserve slavery. We need to move on."

She was reacting to a tweet from Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang who defended the Electoral College by saying the "problem with deciding presidential elections via popular vote is that candidates would naturally campaign in urban areas with big media markets and their policies would follow suit. Better to have proportional electoral college votes in each state so you campaign everywhere."

Hill dismissed such sentiments — and, in effect, all those who live in suburbs and rural areas — by adding that city dwellers who "truly represent the diversity of America should set the course."

Not everybody saw things Hill's way

As you might guess, reactions to Hill's Electoral College take weren't all positive:

  • "Sorry that us 'little people' would like a say in our government."
  • "Sounds like a great idea. Which cities are the most diverse? I want to move there so I can make sure my vote counts. This is what happens when 'journalists' sit on their assets all day."
  • "You aren't more American than people who don't live in cities. That's ludicrous."
  • "Reminder: Democrats wanted to preserve slavery, toots."

Hill hasn't exactly been silent since ESPN cut ties with her

Following her ESPN gig, Hill still managed to make headlines:

Anything else?

On the subject of Democratic candidate Yang, his rather conventional take on the Electoral College followed a recent story focused on a video of him last year saying that once an "insecure white majority" loses population dominance to minorities in the coming decades, whites might begin "shooting up a bunch of Asians."

In addition, the campaign website for the New York entrepreneur also encourages government-issued "digital social credits" that "can be converted into dollars and used to reward people and organizations who drive significant social value. This new currency would allow people to measure the amount of good that they have done through various programs and actions."

If that sounds eerily similar to the present Chinese system that punishes what it deems bad behavior, Yang's campaign chairman told the Daily Caller that punishments are not a part of his proposal.

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