Political expert questions Ohio’s electoral college measure


It’s a process that could change the political landscape in the Buckeye State.

A measure is inching closer to the ballot that would give all of Ohio’s electoral votes in a presidential election to the winner of the national popular vote. But is this a needed change? And is this something that could catch on nationally?

We asked 7News political expert John Poffenbarger those questions.

“Can we get rid of the electoral college?” said Poffenbarger. “You can, but you have to go through a constitutional amendment process, which involves a two-thirds vote in both houses and three-quarters of the states. So it is a long, complicated process that I don’t know if there’s the political will to do that now.”

In recent history, the only times the winner of the popular vote did not win the presidency was in 2000 and 2016.

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