Bernie Sanders Gets Frustrated With CNN Host's Election Recount Questions

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Sanders is hardly the only Democrat to call for a change in the Electoral College system following Trump's upset win over Clinton.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday it is time to re-examine the Electoral College, after Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote to President-elect Donald Trump. "No one expects there to be profound change but there's nothing wrong with going through the process".

Outgoing California Sen. Barbara Boxer filed a long-shot bill to amend the US Constitution and eliminate the Electoral College, essentially shifting the presidential election to a popular-vote system.

"Well, that is something", Sanders said.

The former Democratic presidential candidate addressed the looming recount in Wisconsin - and the prospect of others in MI and Pennsylvania - Sunday morning on CNN's "State of the Union".

The Clinton campaign on Saturday broke its silence on the recount effort with a letter from Clinton general counsel Marc Elias that was posted on Medium acknowledging that the campaign has received "hundreds of messages, emails and calls" in recent days urging it to investigate whether results may have been hacked in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. "Republicans have requested ― I think the governor of North Carolina right now is thinking about doing a recount", he continued.

He added, "The green party has the legal right".

Wisconsin election officials accepted Green Party candidate Jill Stein's petition for a statewide recount, which is slated to begin late next week. "All of us need to hold Mr. Trump accountable to make sure that he keeps this promise", said Sanders.

The Obama White House is seeking a more moderate alternative to Ellison, but Ellison (the first Muslim elected to Congress) is the right person to rebuild the Democratic Party's "grassroots", Sanders said. That's a legal right.