HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Saying 76 percent of state residents support the idea, Democratic leaders at the State Capitol are pushing for Connecticut to become the 12th state to approve a compact calling for the elimination of the Electoral College for electing U.S. Presidents.
They say the Electoral College is an outdated relic of the past.
U.S. Presidents are elected by winning the most states with the most electoral votes. Electoral votes are determined by the size of a state’s Congressional delegation.
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“There’s no other office in this country, other than the President of the United States, where the person who gets the most votes doesn’t win that office,” said State Senator Mae Flexer (D) with the Government Administration and Elections Committee. “It’s just not right and it’s time for that to change.”