Donald Trump on the Electoral College

Quotes by Donald Trump about the Electoral College

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2012 - Nov 11, 2016
Nov 11, 2016 - 2019

Donald Trump on the Electoral College Then
Donald Trump on the Electoral College Now


#DonaldTrump 11/6/12: "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy." » #Trump 11/11/16: "The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states…into play." #ElectoralCollege Click To Tweet

Quotes by Donald Trump about the Electoral College

THEN

2012 - Nov 11, 2016

Donald Trump on the Electoral College Then
After the 2012 election ended but before the popular vote was finalized Donald Trump incorrectly assumed that while Obama won the Electoral College he would lose the popular vote, and he tweeted this tweetstorm in response (several of the tweets have since been deleted):

“[Obama] lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country! The phoney [sic] electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one! We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided! Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us. More votes equals a loss…revolution! This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy! Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before. Our nation is a once great nation divided! The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.”

Business Insider, Nov 6, 2012
Donald Trump Goes On An Epic Rant On Twitter After Obama Wins

(retrieved 3/22/19)
Trump Electoral College Tweets 2012

“I do [think ‘the Electoral College is a disaster for democracy’]… I’m not going to change my mind just because I won. But I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win. There’s a reason for doing this because it brings all the states into play.”
- Nov 11, 2016

CBS News, Nov 13, 2016
President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country

(retrieved 3/20/19)


#DonaldTrump 11/6/12: "He lost the popular vote…revolution!" » #Trump 11/11/16: "Just had very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters…are protesting. Very unfair!" #ElectoralCollege Click To Tweet

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Nov 11, 2016 - 2019

Donald Trump on the Electoral College Now
“Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”

“The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play.”

“They also like to always talk about Electoral College. Well, it’s an election based on the Electoral College. I would rather have a popular election… I would rather have the popular vote because it’s, to me, it’s much easier to win the popular vote.”
April 26, 2018 -

Fox News (via Politico), April 26, 2018
Trump pushes to swap Electoral College for popular vote

(retrieved 3/22/19)
“The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large States – the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power – & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.”

“The Democrats are getting very ‘strange.’ They now want to…abolish the Electoral College.”


#DonaldTrump 11/11/16: "I would rather see it where you went with simple votes." » #Trump 3/19/19: "The Democrats are getting very ‘strange.’ They now want to…abolish the Electoral College." #ElectoralCollege Click To Tweet