Hawaiian Democratic Senator Brian Schatz is reportedly prepared to unveil a Constitutional Amendment this week that would completely eliminate the use of the Electoral College in deciding the President of the United States.
“Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is set this week to introduce a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College,” reports The Hill. “The amendment is supported by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Multiple news outlets confirmed Schatz’s plan.”
The legislation comes just days after Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced a new bill that sought to overhaul the country’s unique election process; using a simple popular vote in choosing the next Commander-in-Chief.
The move is supported by a string of Democratic presidential candidates -including Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, and others- following Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 race for the White House.
Read the full report at The Hill.