House Select Committee chair and former House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin has urged members of the Jan. 6th panel to support abolishing the Electoral College.
According to the report, Raskin has argued in multiple conversations with committee members that the panel should recommend abolishing the Electoral College to “protect future presidential elections against the subversion that [President Donald Trump] and his allies tried to pull off in 2020,” Swan and Nichols write.
In January, Raskin stated in an interview on ABC’s This Week that he opposes the Electoral College — personally preferring a national popular vote — but that “as long as we have the Electoral College, we’ve got to respect the rules under it.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has also reportedly indicated his agreement with Raskin about concerns with the Electoral College, but is more focused on reforming the Electoral Count Act, which dictates the timeline for states to appoint electors and for them to subsequently cast their presidential votes.
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