Healey would “absolutely consider” altering the Electoral College
By Evan Lips | November 12, 2016, 10:00 EDT
BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey hinted in a recent interview that it would be worth re-considering the Electoral College process, a protected bedrock of the U.S. Constitution.
“I know that’s something pundits have talked about, I think it bears looking at,” Healey told the Boston Herald on Thursday. “I think we should pay attention to the electoral process and do everything we can do to support the opportunity for Americans to have meaning and give voice through their vote in any election.”
Healey’s comments came days after her fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, whom Healey endorsed, lost the presidency to Republican Donald Trump, who prevailed despite losing the popular vote 60,467,245 to 60,071,650, according to the final Associated Press tally.
Trump, however, bested Clinton 290 electoral votes to 228, managing in the process to flip five states that had previously gone to Democrats in 2012 in Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Michigan could also be added to the list once the final numbers are confirmed.
Ending the Electoral College process would require a Constitutional amendment.
Healey told the Herald she thinks it’s “something absolutely worth studying and considering.”