A number of Democrats have proposed changes to the structure of government that they think would help them win, such as lowering the voting age to 16, abolishing the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, and changing how Senate seats are allocated. Now, though, some of the Democratic presidential hopefuls are attacking the heart of the matter: what they call an â€œoutdated Constitutionâ€ that sometimes â€œallows Republicans to be elected.â€
â€œThe election of Trump exposed a fundamental flaw in the Constitution,â€ Senator Elizabeth Warren said at a campaign rally. â€œEveryone said Hillary was supposed to win, but she didnâ€™t. And weâ€™re afraid that in the future, maybe Democrats wonâ€™t win again. We can’t allow that.â€
Warren and numerous other Democrats have proposed an amendment to the Constitution that will state that only Democrats are allowed to win elections, a proposal they say will increase election â€œfairness.â€
â€œWhen I think about someone other than a Democrat being elected,â€ said Senator Cory Booker, â€œit makes me so mad.â€ He then raised his fists and shook them, a gesture indicating he was mad. Candidate Beto Oâ€™Rourke also spoke out for the proposed amendment, though all he got out was, â€œItâ€™s a great–â€ before skateboarding into a tree and quickly fleeing the scene of the incident.
21 Mar 2019