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The very fact that Hillary is threatening to "support" legislation for a constitutional amendment to eliminate the Electoral College should be our clue that: they're up to something very dangerous. In fact her words, according to one report, were... "We should drive a stake through it". How like Hillary to be so GOREy.   — Jackie

Sen. Clinton: End Electoral College

By Marc Humbert
Associated Press
Friday November 10 2:11 PM ET

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton called Friday for the elimination of the Electoral College.

Beginning a victory tour of upstate New York, the first lady said she would support legislation for a constitutional amendment that would provide for the direct election of the president.

At the moment, Americans are waiting to see who wins Florida's 25 electoral votes and thus becomes the next president. Vice President Al Gore leads Republican George W. Bush in the popular vote nationwide.

"We are a very different country than we were 200 years ago," Clinton said. "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."

The first lady also said that because of the closeness of this year's presidential election, "I hope no one is ever in doubt again about whether their vote counts."

Clinton was accompanied by Democratic Rep. Michael R. McNulty, who has co-sponsored electoral college legislation introduced by Illinois Republican Rep. Ray LaHood. LaHood has introduced his bill in each of the last two congressional sessions, but aside from a 1997 hearing granted as a favor by House Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde, R-Ill., it has not advanced.

As she started her tour across upstate New York, Clinton said she had talked with Republican Gov. George E. Pataki on Thursday about how they could work together to help the state. She called it "a very cordial conversation" and said she and Pataki hope to get together soon.

Pataki was a major supporter of Rep. Rick Lazio, the Republican congressman who Clinton easily beat on Tuesday to win the New York Senate seat.

"I'm back here first and foremost to say thank you," Clinton told a crowd of about 100 people at the Albany International Airport, the first of her six stops across upstate New York.

Clinton ran unusually well in the traditionally more conservative upstate, capturing 47 percent of the vote to Lazio's 50 percent.

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