'A Shadow Of Slavery's Power On America Today': Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Abolishing Electoral College

Democratic socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing for the Electoral College to be abolished.

Ocasio-Cortez -- who surprisingly won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district earlier this year -- responded over the weekend to a Twitter user who pointed out that two presidents who both lost the popular vote -- George W. Bush and Donald Trump -- have now placed four justices on the Supreme Court.

"It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic," Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

It is far from the first time that a comment from Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows. She got her political colors mixed up while on the campaign trail in July, and she was roundly criticized for flubbing an interview question in which she criticized Israel’s "occupation” of the Palestinian territories.

On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Republican strategist Ford O'Connell noted some of Ocasio-Cortez's previous controversial statements and gaffes, calling her "the gift that keeps on giving."

"Democrats constantly want to change the game every time they don't get their way," O'Connell said, pointing out that the 2016 election was the fifth time that the candidate who won the Electoral College didn't win the popular vote.

O'Connell said Ocasio-Cortez is a loud voice on the left and her ideas are "so out there" that Republicans would be foolish not to highlight them.

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