Jan Brewer wants to kill electoral college

November 12, 2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, said late last week that we should scrap the the electoral college

“[I]’s pretty disappointing when you think that just a few states really determine who’s been elected president,” she said Friday. “And they get all the attention.”

Brewer said the 2000 election, in which Republican George W. Bush won the electoral college but not the popular vote, didn't change her mind. 

“There’s upsides and downsides,” she said. 

The reliably Republican Arizona gets little attention in presidential elections, although Democrats have argued that an increasing Latino population means the state will one day be competitive.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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