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We wouldn't be in this mess if it weren't for the electoral college

You know, when I'm frustrated by the actions of this president, I remind myself of one simple fact: He didn't win the popular vote in 2016. More people voted against him than voted for him. He simply doesn't represent the majority of Americans.

We wouldn't be in this mess if it weren't for the Electoral College.

The person who wins the most votes should win an election. Period. No president, Democratic or Republican, should EVER be sworn into office after the people vote for someone else.

That's why I've introduced a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College.

Standing in the way? Mitch McConnell and an obstructionist Senate.

This is where you come in. Will you chip in right now and help me build a movement to take back the Senate and abolish the Electoral College?

If we're ever going to abolish the Electoral College, or do anything else that puts the needs of the American people ahead of the power and profits of the wealthiest and giant corporations, we must take back the Senate and be ready with a strong, people-first vision.

Are you ready to return power to the people by abolishing the Electoral College once and for all? Together, we can get this done. Join the fight by donating to my campaign today.


Posted on December 19, 2019.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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