2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Clarke
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO ABOLISH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
WHEREAS, to enfranchise voters, to increase civic participation by citizens and to improve the United States election process, the Electoral College must be abolished; and
WHEREAS, the close contest of presidential elections have fueled speculation about whether a candidate can win the popular vote but lose the race for the 270 Electoral College votes; and
WHEREAS, the intent of the framers of the United States Constitution in creating the electoral college was to ensure that, on election day, the voices of citizens from small towns would be informed and heard as well as those citizens in large cities; and
WHEREAS, because the development of technology throughout this country and the world ensures that all citizens will be informed and their voice properly heard, the popular vote is the only necessary vehicle by which a president should be elected; and
WHEREAS, the popular vote represents the election count of individual electors; and
WHEREAS, because the need for the Electoral College no longer exists, it should be abolished so that the true voice of the elector, the popular vote, is heard; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the State of Mississippi to encourage voting amongst the citizens of this great state and this country:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we urge the United States Congress to amend the United States Constitution to abolish the Electoral College.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.