H.J.Res. 75 (110th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the process by which the ...

...House of Representatives selects the President in the event no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes.

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Dec 19, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 75

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 19, 2007

introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the process by which the House of Representatives selects the President in the event no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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1.

Whenever the right to choose the President devolves upon the House of Representatives, the Members of the House shall cast votes on an individual basis, and the candidate receiving votes cast by a majority of the Members of the House shall be the President.

2.

For purposes of a meeting of the House to cast votes under section 1, two-thirds of the Members of the House shall constitute a quorum.

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