Thursday, October 26, 2017
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez made a false claim about the Electoral College during a lecture this week.
Speaking at the Indiana University law school Tuesday night, Perez had this to say about the Electoral College, which is detailed in Article II of the Constitution:
"The Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution. It doesn't have to be there."
Perez went on to describe a national movement that would change the way Americans vote for president every four years.
"There's a national popular vote compact in which a number of states have passed a bill that says, we will allocate our votes, our electoral votes, to the person who wins the national popular vote once other states totaling 270 electoral votes do the same," Perez said. "I'm frankly proud to tell you that the first state to pass such a law was Maryland."
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