In the aftermath of her 2016 defeat, Hillary Clinton has taken her new book, "What Happened," on tour. In her book, Clinton re-enters the public arena and personally reflects on why she lost to Republican rival Donald Trump. She began her book tour on Tuesday in New York, with a book signing.
The former Secretary of State is also making appearances on television. Somewhat recently, she appeared on "The View," where she argued that the electoral college should be abolished. Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 by nearly 3 million votes, a fact that she regularly brings up in her new book and sometimes brings up in her interviews. Donald Trump won the electoral college, a body of 538 members who select the president, by a substantial majority.
The electoral college is, of course, another external factor that Hillary Clinton blames for her surprising loss against Donald Trump. Among the factors that she blames, aside from the electoral college, is Russian President Vladimir Putin, FBI Director Comey, Bernie Sanders, the media, and others. Another external factor she blames is Democratic women who didn't vote for her, who she angrily claimed she'll never forgive.
In another interview on Wednesday night on CNN, Hillary Clinton called for an end to the electoral college. Since the electoral college was one of the primary external factors to blame for her loss, and because she believes that the person who wins the most votes should win the presidency, she called the system antiquated and for "a different time."
“I think it needs to be eliminated,” she said. “I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes.”
“If you look at our recent history, we’ve had several candidates, nominees, who’ve won the popular vote and lost the Electoral College,” she said. “What does that say? It says that an anachronism that was designed for another time no longer works.”
On Thursday, Gene Simmons appeared on Fox News to remind people like Hillary Clinton, and others who believe the electoral college should be abolished, that they should respect the institution, and should advocate for its continuation as a critical part of the American electoral system.
"It’s President Trump. Some people like him, some people not. But you have to respect the Electoral College and the people of America, and they duly elected the man,” said Simmons on Fox News.
“Now by the way for everybody watching Fox News, if you have a point of view and you don’t agree that’s great,” he continued. “Don’t fight with each other. Let’s all be Americans. Next time there’s a vote, vote with your conscience.”
“By the way the founding fathers were smart, you can draw the curtains and it’s nobody’s damn business who you vote for,” said Simmons.
In other recent news, Hillary Clinton reveals how she personally dealt with the election loss. Hint: it's called "alternate nostril breathing."