Abolishing the Electoral College. Packing the courts. Ending the filibuster.
2020 Democratic presidential candidates have in recent weeks increasingly called for radical changes to the country’s political process — ideas that would transform how the courts and Congress conduct business and even how the country elects its presidents.
It’s a new frontier in a primary that has already pushed the boundaries of what Democratic candidates traditionally support, and reflects a deeply felt conviction among liberal activists that big policy goals aren’t possible without fundamental changes to the political system.
“2016 knocked reality into a lot of folks,” said Ezra Levin, the co-executive director of the progressive grassroots group Indivisible. “They want to know what your big ideas are, but also how you’re going to get them done.”
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