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LA State Senate Passes Resolution Calling for the Abolition of the Electoral College

LA State Senate Passes Resolution Calling for the Abolition of the Electoral College

Louisiana State Capitol BuildingOn May 19, the Louisiana State Senate passed a resolution advocating that Congress abolish the Electoral College.  The bill passed with a 29-vote majority and garnered support from both Democrats and Republicans.

A safe “red” state, Louisiana hardly benefits from the Electoral College. Safe states are routinely ignored by presidential campaigns, which pour resources and attention on battleground states – large and small. Because of the Electoral College, less than half of all voters nationwide are able to cast a meaningful vote. The president should be responsive and accountable to all of us, not a handful of states that happen to be closely divided.

[Read more about concerns with the Electoral College]

[Senate notes on the passage of LA Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 25]

 

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