Biden only has a 12 percent chance of defeating Trump if the popular vote is very close, a recent study of the Electoral College finds.
William D. Blake, assistant professor in the department of Political Science at University of Maryland, Baltimore told Newsweek that if the projections in the paper are accurate it is "not good news for the Trump campaign."
Ohio and Pennsylvania flipped red for Trump in 2016 after going for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.
Donald Trump's electoral college victory secured him the White House in 2016 despite losing the popular vote
The president lost the popular vote in 2016 but secured his spot in the White House through the Electoral College. In 2020, he could aim to do the same again.
President Donald Trump only has a 9 percent chance of winning the electoral college and a 1 percent chance of winning the popular vote against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Schiff said that while he supports "doing away with" the Electoral College, "discrete changes" to the Constitution that attack Citizens United are much more likely to happen.
Biden's seven-point lead is the most sizeable advantage a presidential candidate has seen since Clinton's re-election nearly 25 years ago.
Biden's seemingly clear path to victory may be a result of skewed polls, 2016 comparisons show, with Trump still set up to lose the popular vote—but potentially win the Electoral College once again.
The CNN host suggested scrapping the system which has resulted in two of the last five presidents winning the election without a majority of the popular vote.
In all the models used, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was predicted to defeat President Donald Trump in both the popular vote and the Electoral College.
The Supreme Court's decision on "faithless electors" is important, but for 2020, it does not end the issue.
"The Electoral College as it functions today damages our republic...Thanks to the winner-take-all rule used to award electors in 48 states, presidential campaigns focus almost entirely on a small handful of "battlegrounds" to the exclusion of the rest of the country."
"In 2000, 537 votes in Florida weighed more than 537,000 votes in the rest of the country."
Not every Democrat running for president agrees on what should be done, if anything, to "fix" the Electoral College.
Two cases, brought by electors in Colorado and Washington, will be heard to determine a verdict.
The 2020 U.S. census will shape elections for the next decade—and the signs are good for Republicans.
With 270 Electoral College votes required to win the presidency, the map shows a Democratic challenger pulling 356 votes, a comfortable 174-vote lead over Trump, based on the president's state-by-state approval ratings.
The researchers concluded that Republicans will have a major advantage over Democrats in 2020 and beyond unless a policy change completely dissolves the Electoral College.
On Saturday, the 'All In' host tweeted, "It is *deeply* revealing that the entire conservative movement gets #triggered if you say the simple truth about the electoral college."
"The electoral college is a disaster for democracy," Trump tweeted on November 6, 2012.
Trump won the 2016 election despite ceding the popular vote to Clinton by a margin of nearly three million.
In 2016, Trump lost to Hillary Clinton in the popular vote by 2.8 million ballots, becoming the sixth Republican candidate to lose the popular vote since 1988.
Sisolak, a Democrat who was elected to office in November, rejected AB186, which would have joined a pact of several states looking to disregard the Electoral College in the next presidential election.
Former Republican House Speaker and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich claimed Democrats would absolutely try to "steal the election" and have illegal immigrants vote should the U.S. dismantle the Electoral College.