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House Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to ban Electoral College


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Washington Examiner

A group of House Democrats introduced a resolution to amend the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College and institute a direct national popular vote for president and vice president.

“Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States,” reads the text of House Joint Resolution 14.

The effort, led by Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, claims that the “development of mass media and the internet has made information about Presidential candidates easily accessible to United States citizens across the country and around the world.”

In a statement explaining the move, Cohen called the Electoral College an “archaic institution” that “has twice awarded the presidency to a candidate who did not win the popular vote” in the last 20 years.:snip:

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