[Ed. – Sounds like she’s badmouthing affirmative action. Racist!]
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took another swing at the Electoral College on Friday, referring to it as “affirmative action” for rural Americans.
Ocasio-Cortez began by attacking Fox News, tweeting, “I see Fox News is big mad about abolishing the electoral college. So let’s talk about it. 1) If the GOP were the “silent majority” they claim, they wouldn’t be so scared of a popular vote. They *know* they aren’t the majority. They rely on establishing minority rule for power.”
The freshman congresswoman then argued that the Electoral College is the reason that “a handful of states DO determine elections” rather than the only thing standing in the way of that.
Ocasio-Cortez then claimed that because most states have rural areas, the argument that “the Electoral College is provides ‘fairness’ to rural Americans over coastal states doesn’t hold any water whatsoever.”