For Immediate Release: March 20, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: Elizabeth Warren this week became the primary voice of support and first official candidate of 2020 to propose eliminating the Electoral College and moving to a National Popular Vote. This idea has long been discussed and continually rejected, because it would effectively eliminate the voice of nearly every state in the union. The Electoral College protects smaller states and ensures that every state’s voters are heard.
“Senator Warren and all proponents of the National Popular Vote are essentially arguing in favor of silencing half of the voters in this nation,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Don’t be fooled when she says that we should eliminate the Electoral College because ‘every vote matters.’ The electoral college is the ONLY thing that protects the votes of the citizens of small and less-populated states. Phyllis Schlafly and many legal, constitutional, and electoral experts have long warned us that eliminating the Electoral College would essentially lead to presidential candidates campaigning only in New York and Southern California where they can find big donors and large population centers.
“Moving to a National Popular Vote would ensure only one thing — that the voices of all voters in Middle America, Democrat and Republican alike, would be rendered unheard and irrelevant. We must not let the Democrats’ bitterness over losing the 2016 election disenfranchise three-fourths of our states and their voters.”