What is the Democracy Amendment?

Democracy Amendment

The Democracy for America Amendment (or simply the “Democracy Amendment”) is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Upon ratification, the Democracy Amendment will replace the U.S.’s Electoral College system for determining the next President of the United States with democratic elections of the U.S. President.

By replacing the Electoral College system with democratic elections, the U.S. can avoid recurrence of situations in which one Presidential candidate wins the popular vote but another candidate still becomes President.

The full, final text of the Democracy for America Amendment reads as follows:

Section 1.  The President and Vice President shall be elected by the citizens of the United States.

Section 2.  This article shall become operative two years after ratification.

Democracy Amendment
Democracy Amendment