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Dump the Electoral College? Some 2020 Democrats Back Liberals’ Goals

  • Eliminating Electoral College, expanding court get fresh look
  • Push mirrors a generational and ideological split in party
Electoral College Voters Cast Ballots Amid Protests

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The Democratic nomination race is moving beyond stump speeches and fundraising pleas into a competition among progressives to push fundamental changes to the Constitution and Washington institutions.

Several top Democratic presidential candidates have lined up behind jettisoning the Electoral College, expanding the Supreme Court, killing the Senate filibuster and granting statehood to Washington D.C. -- all of which would likely smooth the way for the policy proposals at the heart of their agendas.