SES
A reading of the Constitution indicates that the Founders...
Mon Nov 5, 2018 2:19pm
198.101.7.201 (XFF: 172.30.52.142)

actually DID leave it to the States to determine how their Electors would be selected.

"Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of Electors...."

The other interesting thing is that election by popular vote was definitely NOT what the Founders wanted. The didn't
trust the general electorate to be capable of "analyzing the qualities adapted to the station...." [Hamilton]

So (1) the "winner-take-all" approach IS in accordance with the Constitution, which left to to the States to decide
how they would do it, and (2) forcing the process toward a popular vote outcome is NOT what was intended.

As far as the actual vote, Early Voting has ALREADY made it such that there are multiple "Election Days".

  • doesn't operate AS DESIGNED. States use a "winner takes all" system of awarding delegates instead of how it was designed. If each state awarded the delegates to those who actually won them, then the... more
    • A reading of the Constitution indicates that the Founders... — SES, Mon Nov 5 2:19pm
      • LEGISLATURE directs (IOW, congress? or they can decide how they CHOOSE their own electors.) I didn't even mention how they CHOOSE electors and don't especially care how. Each state doesn't get to... more
        • "Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct , a number of Electors...." Now, what do you think "THE LEGISLATURE THEREOF " means? It means each State may decide all ... more
        • quite a few years since I was in school, it was the STATE legislature that assigns the electors. And in the beginning, the electors themselves had quite a bit more power than they do now as I recall. ... more
      • ...and didn't want to empower them. But look what happened. I think we should not be afraid to fix what's broken. It certainly didn't stop the Founders, and they were up against Divine Writ, you... more
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