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[75 Stat. 847]
[75 Stat. 847]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 1961 ADMINISTKATOK OF GENERAL SERVICES UNITED STATES OF AMERICA To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting: K NOW Y E, That the Congress of the United States, at the second AiSdmen?to^the session, eighty-sixth Congress begun at the City of Washington on constitution. Wednesday, the sixth day of January, in the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty, passed a Joint Resolution in the words and figures as follows: to wit— JOINT RESOLUTION ^ 4 stat, 1057. ^ Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States granting representation in the electoral college to the District of Columbia. 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 hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the the United States which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution only if ratified by the legislatures of three-forths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress: "Article— 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of lumbia"^^^* "'^ ^°' the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may iRepresentation "SECTION

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In electoral college.

"A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment. "SEC. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." And, further, that it appears from official documents on file in states ratifying the General Services Administration that the Amendment to the Con- meTt°^*' ^^^^ stitution of the United States proposed as aforesaid has been ratified by the Legislatures of the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 847