Oregon secretary of state joins nonprofit backing abolition of the Electoral College

Oregon will get a seat at the table for a conversation on how the nation elects presidents, represented by none other than Secretary of State Shemia Fagan, the state’s top elections official.

Fagan, a Democrat and former state lawmaker, will advise the National Popular Vote, a nonprofit behind a bipartisan movement to amend the U.S. Constitution allowing voters to elect the president through a popular vote.

Since its inception, the nation has elected presidents through the Electoral College, as written in the U.S. Constitution, which awards states electoral votes based on the number of lawmakers who represent them in the U.S. House and
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