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Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation To Abolish Electoral College

Democrats in the upper chamber introduce legislation to get rid of the electoral college as the 2020 field of presidential candidates continues to expand.

Top Democratic Senators introduced the bill Tuesday with Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand all endorsing it.

The push to abolish the electoral college comes after the House introduced similar legislation.

A large portion of the Democratic presidential candidates for the 2020 election have voiced support of the move including Senator Kamala Harris of California, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke.

Conservative advocates continue to remind those in support of its abolishment that doing so would put smaller states at a disadvantage because candidates would likely only campaign in big cities with larger populations.

In order to pass, both the House and Senate would need supermajority votes in support of the move, and 38 states backing the measure as well, for it to become an amendment.  

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