I wish I’d studied harder in high school.I really wanted to go to the Electoral College.
The Electoral College is a good idea, in theory, and is included in the constitution in the 12th Amendment… ” they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;–
In my interpretation, this means that these individuals are mandated to vote according to how the people voted. And yet, the following states have not yet enacted these rules, which means their electoral members may completely ignore the vote of the people, and vote for any candidate they want:
ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, DELAWARE,GEORGIA, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI,NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK,NORTH DAKOTA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA,TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH and WEST VIRGINIA.
So, 24 states electoral delegates may ignore the people, and vote for whom they choose. I don’t know how many, if any, choose to do that, but it seems to me that a huge door is left unguarded against corruption.
Man, I wonder if it’s too late to get a scholarship?
I’m Jerry Mabbott, and I approved this message.