If America had one-person-one-vote aka the popular vote, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would have been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. That is a comforting but fleeting thought. Instead, the country is tied to the antiquated Electoral College. Each state has an electoral vote for each representative and two more for the senators. These electoral people vote for citizens but definitely not in the way the popular vote leans. Clinton took three million more of the popular vote than Trump. Here is how she would have dealt with the pandemic.
She said that Trump “botched” handling COVID-19. He should have stockpiled the “protective equipment.” Clinton urged Congress to support groups protecting immigrants. Then, she noted that working women were “underpaid and undervalued.” Finally, the former secretary of State reminded girls that they were “valuable and powerful:”
‘Everyone seeking to understand the extent of Trump’s botched response to COVID-19 must recognize that Trump wasted one of the country’s best weapons to fight a pandemic: The Strategic National Stockpile of protective equipment.’
‘In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!’
‘Trump will never stop using his racist immigration policies to sow division. But real leaders know we’re all in this together. Let’s send millions to the groups who will never stop fighting with love + courage for immigrant families.’
‘One in three jobs held by women has been designated essential. Women of color “are more likely to be doing essential jobs than anyone else.” Yet they are underpaid and undervalued. May this crisis be a turning point to put an end to that.’
‘”To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world.”‘
When Americans read what Clinton had to say, they went wild. Take a look at some of our favorite Twitter responses below:
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