Cohen introduced a bill in January to eliminate the Electoral College, saying that Trump was elected only with electoral votes while Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a 2.8 million advantage.
That's exactly the vision Sen.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, at an event in Memphis on March 17.
But Warren's comments Monday during a MS town hall broadcast on CNN represent her most straightforward endorsement of an end to the electoral college system.
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is embracing a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue.
"Come a general election, presidential candidates don't come to places like MS, they also don't come to places like California or MA, because we're not the battleground states", Warren said.
"I think everybody ought to have to come and ask for your vote", Warren said.
In 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated President Donald Trump by almost 3 million votes in the popular vote by running up big leads in Democratic strongholds.
Warren, 69, said there should be an amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing all citizens the right to vote, and called for the repeal of laws that make it more hard to cast ballots.
As history goes, of all constitutional amendments, extending voting rights has been the most central concern.
The Massachusetts senator said she was initially asked about voting rights, with an audience member citing 23 felonies that prevent convicted criminals in MS from voting for the rest of their lives and "archaic" voter registration ordeals as illustrations of voter disenfranchisement. And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting.
Under the Constitution, states have the power to determine how they award their electoral votes in national elections. Members of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact plan to allocate their electoral votes to the next presidential candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote.
The bill will only take effect, however, if the law is passed by states representing at least 270 electoral college votes, which is the number needed to win the presidency.