Fox's Steve Doocy claims that "getting rid of the Electoral College" means Iowa and New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primaries "would be irrelevant"

Fox's Steve Doocy claims that "getting rid of the Electoral College" means Iowa and New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primaries "would be irrelevant"

The Electoral College applies only to presidential general elections, not primary elections

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From the March 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): When it comes to getting rid of the Electoral College and, you know, making the small states insignificant because people would just go ahead and just campaign in New York and California. Well, if the first in the nation primary is in New Hampshire, and the first caucus is in Iowa, they would be irrelevant if it was all based on the popular vote. And so that's not going to resonate with them. They're not going to like the candidate who shows up and says yep, get rid of the Electoral College. Sorry Iowa. 

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