Massachusetts 4th District Congressman Joseph Kennedy III has come out in support of abolishing the electoral college.
This has become an issue among the Democratic party’s progressive weapon as a means of determining an election.
Kennedy, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat of fellow Democrat Ed Markey, maintains that if the electoral college were abolished, each individual vote would mean something to contenders for the presidency.
Kennedy said he would like future presidential election decided by a national popular vote, though, he says would support a proposal by the National Popular Vote Compact which has been signed by fifteen states as well as the District of Columbia. In this case, states would award delegates to the electoral college based on the winner of the national popular vote.
Doing away with the entire electoral college would mean amending the constitution.