Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley unveiled his plan Friday afternoon to abolish the Electoral College; introducing new legislation that would eliminate the “undemocratic” institution and provide a “pathway to full voting representation.”
“It’s time to end the undemocratic Electoral College, and to ensure a pathway to full voting representation for all American citizens, regardless of whether they live in Portland or Puerto Rico,” said Merkley.
The legislation would revise the current rules and directly elect the President of the United States through a popular vote.
Leading Democratic presidential candidates -including Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris- have expressed an openness to ending the uniquely American election process.
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