[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 121 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. J. RES. 121

  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.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 23, 2012

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

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                            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.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled   (two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein), 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:

                              ``Article--

    ``Section 1. 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.
    ``Section 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article 
by appropriate legislation.
    ``Section 3. 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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