Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has routinely railed against the Electoral College since she lost the presidency in 2016 despite winning the popular vote. Now, however, it seems she’s changing her tune.
According to Breitbart, the former secretary of State shocked the nation earlier this week when she announced that she’s excited to be an elector for the state of New York this year. The designation means Clinton will represent the state in the Electoral College.
The news comes just a few short years after Clinton unabashedly called for the Electoral College to be “eliminated.”
“I think it needs to be eliminated,” she told CNN in 2017, according to Business Insider. “I’d like to see us move beyond it.”
“I can’t wait”
Clinton’s admission that she’ll be serving as an elector came during an appearance Tuesday on SiriusXM’s Signal Boost. There, Clinton shared that she’s anxious about how the upcoming election will ultimately turn out.
Then, almost as an afterthought, Clinton dropped the bomb.
“Oh, I’m an elector in New York,” she said, according to Breitbart. “I’m sure I’ll get to vote for Joe [Biden] and Kamala [Harris] in New York. So that’s pretty exciting — I can’t wait.” Take a look:
If it weren’t for double standards…
Given her previous denouncement of the Electoral College, Clinton’s apparent embrace of the important role of an elector is pretty rich. What’s more, it turns out that Clinton wasn’t just upset about the Electoral College after it disappointed her in 2016.
According to The Hill, Clinton has blasted the Electoral College for at least the last two decades, including after the 2000 election, when Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore won the meaningless nationwide popular vote but lost in the Electoral College to Republican nominee George W. Bush — just like Hillary Clinton did 16 years later.
“I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people, and to me, that means it’s time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president,” Clinton, who was then just leaving the White House after her husband’s presidency, said after Gore’s loss, according to The Hill.
Now, apparently content to believe that Joe Biden will win in a resounding victory across the nation, Clinton seems ready and willing to take part in the very electoral process that she has long decried. It’s just further proof that if it weren’t for double standards, Democrats would have no standards at all.