Trump is circulating a petition to protect the electoral college, something many people, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (and me) want to change. They sent out an email calling her “crazy” for it and the petition calls her a socialist. It isn’t clear how they propose to protect it:
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently called for abolishing the Electoral College.
Remind her that this country belongs to AMERICANS from EVERY zip code, not just the Coastal Elites and Liberal Mega Donors.
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
It’s not clear why he thinks that was relevant to the 2012 election, which Obama won handily in both the popular vote (51.1% vs 47.2%) and the electoral college (332-206). But trying to figure out why Trump says many of the things he says is a fool’s errand.