House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 8 Proposing a Constitutional Amendment to Elect the President by Lot
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H.J. Res 8 proposed a constitutional amendment to replace the electoral college system with a lot system. As outlined in the Joint Resolution, each state would elect, by a simple majority, a presidential candidate among its citizens. Each state would then send a notification of the election results to Congress. Uniform balls would be inscribed with each state's name, and deposited. In front of a Joint Session of Congress, a ball would be selected. The state's candidate in which was drawn would become President. Another ball would be drawn immediately after, and that state's candidate would be Vice President.
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