Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage says eliminating the Electoral College would make whites a 'forgotten people'

Paul LePage
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The Electoral College is the only thing keeping white people from being "forgotten" entirely.

Or at least, that's what former Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) seems to believe. LePage told the Maine Beacon on Thursday that a proposed bill in his former state, which would ensure future presidents are elected by the national popular vote, would therefore silence white people. The bill, which would allow Maine to band together with other states to "essentially bypass" the controversial Electoral College, per the Beacon, is being considered by the state legislature.

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