Hillary Clinton was ridiculed for attempting to brand Republicans as criminals for wanting to win the White House through the Electoral College. Many internet commenters noted the fundamental civics lesson that a presidential candidate who wins the Electoral College – not the popular vote – wins if he or she has at least 270 electoral votes.
On Friday, the Financial Times published an interview with Hillary Clinton.
According to Luce, he made a pledge to his 9-year-old daughter that Hillary Clinton would win in the 2016 election.
She added, “I have heard many stories just like that.” She described the 2016 election as a “work of fiction set in contemporary times and 2016 is a traumatic event and it was close to eschatological,” which means it’s about death, the end of the world, or humankind’s ultimate destiny. Then she referred to the 2016 election as “a little piece of unfinished business.”
On the prospect of Roe v. Wade being reversed, she mentioned, “The level of devious rulemaking to oppress women has no end.” If Roe vs wade is overturned, Margaret Atwood, authur of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will become a “prophet,” said Clinton.
“She is reminding me that she won the popular vote by about 3 million votes but then lost the electoral college by more than 78,000 votes,” Luce wrote. “But Biden won the popular vote by over 7 million votes but barely scraped past Trump in the electoral college with a margin of only 43,000.”
“That says it all about the Republican campaign strategy for 2024,” Clinton added.
The Financial Times highlighted the interview on Twitter.
“She feels that in terms of the Republicans’ 2024 strategy, they will focus on winning the electoral college, given the size of the Democrats’ popular vote victories in recent years,” according to a Financial Times tweet from an official Twitter account.
The Twitter reactions were aghast at Clinton for attacking Republicans for attempting to win the electoral college in order to gain the presidency.
“In terms of strategy, if the Yankees ended up making it to the World Series, they would concentrate on winning four of the games more than scoring the most points in the series,” quipped one Twitter user.
Clinton has previously advocated for the Electoral College to be abolished following her defeat in the 2016 presidential election to Trump.
“I believe it should be discontinued,” she added in 2017. “Yes, I’d want to see us move away from it.”