A growing number of Democrats are interested in changing or even completely eliminating the Electoral College, after President-elect Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, but won a majority of the electoral votes that were up for grabs.

Democrats in both the House and Senate have introduced legislation aimed at building pressure to scrap the centuries-old system, and replace it with a simple popular vote. Under the change, Clinton would have become the 45th president of the United States, since she won about 3 million more votes than Trump.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., proposed a resolution to amend the Constitution to end the Electoral College, and dozens of House Democrats are supporting three separate House resolutions that would do the same thing. Some Democrats have indicated support for the idea, even if they haven’t yet joined the legislation.

Here’s a tally of the Democrats so far who want the popular vote to determine who wins the presidency. Members listed below are sponsors and co-sponsors of legislation aimed at ending the Electoral College, unless otherwise noted.


Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

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Dick Durbin, D-Ill. (tweeted support on Dec. 20)

Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. (called for changes on Dec. 19)

Members of the House of Representatives:

Brendan Boyle, D-Pa.

Julia Brownley, D-Calif.

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David Cicilline, D-R.I.

Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.

Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.

John Conyers, D-Mich. (op-ed on Dec. 16)

Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.

Keith Ellison, D-Minn.

John Garamendi, D-Calif.

Gene Green, D-Texas

Jared Huffman, D-Calif.

Steve Israel, D-N.Y.

Ted Lieu, D-Calif.

James McGovern, D-Mass.

Mark Pocan, D-Wis.

Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y.

Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.

Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.

Brad Sherman, D-Calif.

Adam Smith, D-Wash.

Jackie Speier, D-Calif.

Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.

Juan Vargas, D-Calif.

Filemon Vela, D-Texas

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