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The BIG Lie: "Immigration is not a security issue. It is an economic and a humanitarian and a family issue." —Kirsten Gillibrand

Political Editors · Mar. 20, 2019

Braying Jenny: “My view is that every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College.” —Elizabeth Warren

Braying Jackass: “I think there’s a lot to [abolishing the Electoral College]. Because you had an election in 2016 where the loser got three million more votes than the victor. It puts some states out of play altogether. They don’t feel like their vote really counts.” —Beto O'Rourke

An Inconvenient truth: “From a campaign-manager standpoint, when I ran President Obama’s campaign, we would never go to a small state if there was no Electoral College. You’d go to the major media markets. You would not go to Iowa. You wouldn’t go to Montana. You wouldn’t go to New Hampshire. … [Getting rid of it is] not gonna happen.” —Jim Messina

What could possibly go wrong? “What if there were five justices selected by Democrats, five justices selected by Republicans, and those 10 then pick five more justices independent of those who picked the first 10? I think that’s an idea we should explore.” —Beto O'Rourke

Pick me! Pick me! “We have exactly one chance left to defeat climate change — and that’s during the next administration. … If it’s not job one, it won’t get done. And I’m the only candidate that’s saying that right now.” —Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

The BIG Lie: “Immigration is not a security issue. It is an economic and a humanitarian and a family issue.” —Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

And last… “Why the President of the United States gets involved in petty disputes with someone most Americans have never heard of [George Conway] is beyond me. The same goes for his continuing feud with the late John McCain. Why bother?” —Brit Hume

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