Text: S.J.Res.16 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. J. RES. 16


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.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 28, 2019

Mr. Merkley introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

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.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:

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section 1. The President and Vice President shall be jointly elected by the direct popular vote of the people of the several States and the District constituting the seat of Government of the United States who are over the age of 18.

section 2. Congress shall determine the time, place, and manner of holding the election, and the manner in which the results of the election shall be ascertained and declared, and shall establish one day throughout the United States by which any period of voting shall be complete and during which any eligible voter may cast a vote.

section 3. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”.