The left is pushing to abolish the Electoral College. Here’s why it’s more important than ever

Earlier this month, Democratic socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her assertion that the Electoral College should be “eliminated,” calling the time-tested system “a shadow of slavery’s power on America today.”

Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the only leftist clamoring for an end to the Electoral College. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Michael Moore, to name a few, have called for the Electoral College to be abolished.

As Glenn Beck explained on Monday’s show, “populism” is on the rise around the world, and the increase in attacks against the Electoral College is a symptom of the growing populist trend.

He noted that populous movements always concentrate on the will of a minority in order to unfairly dominate the will of the masses.

“It’s what America always stood against, the idea that a small faction of society, through fear and persuasion, would be able to harness the power of over 50 percent of the population,” said Glenn.

“Luckily, here in the United States it is harder for some of these movements to gain power than anywhere else in the world,” he added. “To stave off some of the ramifications of populism, our framers built our government in a way that makes it nearly impossible for populists to seize control … one of the things they put in there was the Electoral College, and populists hate it.”

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