Sen. Barbara Boxer to Introduce Bill to End Electoral College
Before she leaves the Senate in January, Barbara Boxer has made one thing clear: she wants to see the election of the first female president.
The Hillary Clinton advocate plans to introduce a bill that calls for an amendment to the Constitution that would end the Electoral College system.
The presidency is the only office where you can get more votes & still lose. It's time to end the Electoral College. https://t.co/OXZ9vHaIH1— Sen. Barbara Boxer (@SenatorBoxer) November 15, 2016
If the bill were to pass, it would require passage not only by two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate, but then in three-quarters of states.
With a final count still pending, Clinton leads President-elect Donald Trump by nearly 800,000 votes, nationally. But Trump won the most electors in the Electoral College system, which is how the country chooses who will become president.
According to the CNN, this is the fifth time in U.S. history that a nominee has won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College, and thus the presidency. The last time this happened was in 2000 when Al Gore lost to George W. Bush.
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