Hillary Clinton gets her revenge, 'proudly' casts vote for Biden as Electoral College affirms Trump's loss

'I believe we should abolish the Electoral College and select our president by the winner of the popular vote, same as every other office. But while it still exists, I was proud to cast my vote in New York for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,' Hillary tweeted


                            Hillary Clinton gets her revenge, 'proudly' casts vote for Biden as Electoral College affirms Trump's loss
Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton (Getty Images)

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among the 538 electors who formally cast their votes for president and vice president Monday, December 15. While there were no doubts as to who the duo voted for in the governor's office in Albany, New York, Hillary later got on Twitter and confirmed what everyone knew and additionally, called for the abolition of the electoral college.

The former first lady not favoring the electoral college does not come as a shock to anyone since the very system led to President Donald Trump being chosen as the winner of the 2016 election over her. The electors are decided every four years by each state's political parties in the months before the presidential election and they are meant to reflect the distribution of power across the states based on congressional representation. New York state's 29 electoral votes were awarded to President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris.



 

"I believe we should abolish the Electoral College and select our president by the winner of the popular vote, same as every other office. But while it still exists, I was proud to cast my vote in New York for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," Hillary tweeted. To this, Actress and activist Alyssa Milano wrote, "Thank you! And I agree!" And Cragg Hines, a Virginia elector said. "My sentiments exactly, as an Elector in Virginia."

Soon others chimed in, almost all of them agreeing with Hillary's call to abolish the age-old Electoral College. "Thank you so much for all you have done for this country! You would have been an amazing President!" one of the wrote, while another said, "Thank you for everything, Madame Secretary. I still wish you could’ve been our President, but it was my honor to vote for you, and I continue to thank you for your service to this Country."

A third said, "Love you and your grace and courage. You are a leader. We stand on your shoulders." The next commented, "Yes!!! How do we get this done! ? I am ready to work at the grassroots level to effect this change. Please help us get this done." One more user remarked, "I Agree. While serving in the armed forces, every government we assisted and installed used POPULAR voting. Universal voting is the morally right thing to do. @TakeoutPodcast" Another quipped, "Thank you Madam Secretary. Hoping The Biden Administration will take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and insight you possess."

One more noted, "Thank you. I believe, too, that the Electoral College should be abolished and also that gerrymandering, based on biased socio-economical lines, restricted." Another stated, "I think EC can save itself & be even better IF it factors in the popular vote. PV matters as do the principals behind EC. They should no longer be separate."



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

Biden, who was awarded 306 electoral votes addressed the nation, just minutes after the Electoral College declared him the winner of the 2020 election. "The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago, and we now know-nothing, not even a pandemic or an abuse of power can extinguish that flame," he said during the nearly 15-minute speech.

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