I can QUOTE the US Constitution. Can you?
Tue Nov 6, 2018 9:00am (XFF:

"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 on its own how it's going to appoint its Electors.

And if it decides to appoint its Electors winner-take-all, then that's up the the States -- they may appoint
their Electors "as the Legislature thereof may direct".

States could decide that they were going to flip a coin.

States could decide that they were just going to choose alternate Parties in each election.

States could choose to do it any friggin' way they wanted. That's what the US Constitution left to them, how
they chose their Electors. And it made no difference whatsoever what the REASON was for the method that the
individual States chose. If they chose "convenience" (they didn't, that's absurd), then that was fine.


Nowhere in the US Constitution does it in any way mandate one method or another to the States. They are allowed
to decide on the way that they do it.

  • 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
    • I can QUOTE the US Constitution. Can you? — SES, Tue Nov 6 9:00am
    • 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