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

Posted on June 19, 2005

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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