Carol Platt Liebau: A Profoundly Pernicious Idea

Monday, August 28, 2006

A Profoundly Pernicious Idea

Pete du Pont excoriates -- with good reason -- the the pernicious "interestate compact" bill that recently passed California's Senate. It would, in essence, aim to change the Constitution to permit direct election of the President, abolishing the Electoral college, without going through the mandated amendment process.

Read the whole thing.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol complains that the California legislature wants to consider "abolishing the Electoral college, without going through the mandated amendment process."

Hmmmmm. I was pretty sure the Constitution left it up to each state's legislature to decide how to appoint their electors. Let's check...

"Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress:..."

Yep, it seems I was right.

States appointing their electors by any means they see fit is the mandated process. If you don't like the process our founding fathers decided upon, you could always seek to have the Constitution amended.

9:56 PM  

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