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Donald Trump backs the Electoral College. He once opposed it.

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WASHINGTON – In his latest attack on Democrats running against him in 2020, President Donald Trump is now defending the constitutional mechanism he once opposed, the very thing that got him elected in the first place.

The Electoral College.

“The Democrats are getting very ‘strange.'” Trump said during a late night tweet storm on Tuesday. “They now want to change the voting age to 16, abolish the Electoral College, and Increase significantly the number of Supreme Court Justices. Actually, you’ve got to win it at the Ballot Box!”

Trump zeroed in on Democratic calls to eliminate the Electoral College, the key to his election; while losing to Hillary Clinton by more than 3 million popular votes in 2016, Trump won enough states with enough electoral votes to prevail.

His comments come after Sen….

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