Electoral College Abolition Amendment (2005)

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Electoral College Abolition Amendment[1]
The Government of the United States of America
Proposed March 2, 2005 (failed)

There have been over ten thousand attempts to amend the United States Constitution, but only 27 attempts have succeeded.

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SECTION 1. The President and Vice President shall be elected jointly by the direct vote of the citizens of the United States, without regard to whether the citizens are residents of a State.

SECTION 2. The persons having the greatest number of votes for President and Vice President shall be elected, so long as such persons have a majority of the votes cast.

SECTION 3. Congress shall have the power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation.

SECTION 4. This article shall apply with respect to any election for President and Vice President held after the expiration of the 1-year period which begins on the date of the ratification of this article.


  1. This Amendment may be read at the Library of Congress Website.