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A racist, undemocratic relic:

Watching Steve Kornacki at the big board on MSNBC is entertaining. Watching states flip blue (yay!) and red (boo!) brings a lot of suspense on election night.

But it should never happen again.

The presidency should be won by the person who earns the most votes across the entire country — not by the winner of a tactical game that focuses on a handful of "swing" states that have the power to decide for the rest of us.

The Electoral College is a racist relic, an undemocratic, unrepresentative throwback that should have been eliminated long ago.

This is simple. It's time for the electoral college to go.

Sign the petition: Urge Congress to immediately take up and pass my constitutional amendment to end the Electoral College.

Every single vote should count the same, no matter where you live.

It's how every election works, except the presidential election. Instead, we get a system where two presidents since 2000 were elected while losing the popular vote.

And that means that the power of individual votes differs dramatically from state to state.

This has to change.

Right now.

And that's why I'm proposing a constitutional amendment to fix our broken presidential elections.

By abolishing the electoral college, we'll make sure every vote counts equally. Democrats will have a reason to campaign in red states, and Republicans in blue states.

Sign my petition and urge Congress to get this done, to abolish the Electoral College once and for all.


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Posted on November 16, 2020.

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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