Democratic Lawmaker Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Abolish Electoral College

The Daily Signal | 1/4/2019 | Staff
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Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen introduced a measure Thursday that would add a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College.

Cohen introduced the yet-to-be-named legislation that if passed, would overturn a portion of Article II of the U.S. Constitution, which states the president and vice president are determined by electors under a grant of authority delegated to the state legislatures.

It reads:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

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