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Text of Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to increase by 29 votes the number of electoral votes ...

...of electoral votes awarded to the candidate for President who receives the largest percentage of the popular vote.

This resolution was introduced on October 23, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 23, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. J. RES. 121

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 23, 2012

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 to increase by 29 votes the number of electoral votes awarded to the candidate for President who receives the largest percentage of the popular vote.

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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In an election for President and Vice President, after the popular vote has been counted and electors have been appointed in each of the several States and the District constituting the seat of Government of the United States, each State and the District shall report the total number of popular votes cast for each of the candidates. The candidate receiving the largest percentage of the total popular vote as reported by the several States and the District shall receive 29 electoral votes in addition to those cast by the Electors chosen by the several States and the District. These votes shall not be considered votes cast by Electors and shall not affect the total number of votes necessary to constitute a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed.

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Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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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.

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