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ElJamoquio395 karma

I dunno, I heard the photo-granddaughter was the best granddaughter. And the favorite.

ElJamoquio197 karma

Amen.

ElJamoquio109 karma

No epithets? What if there's a clusterkerfluffle?

ElJamoquio61 karma

Gah, nothing is worse than being inside, having to take off three layers, still sweating, then having to go outside, be slammed with the cold in the now-drenched-with-sweat-baselayer.

Not that I'm bitter or anything, but don't let my Dad have control of the heater in the car.

ElJamoquio35 karma

Wait a second. I'll gladly read opinion as to why the Electoral college is a good idea or a bad idea, but it is very clearly the intent of the constitution, was quickly put into practice, has been unarguably in practice for over 200 years, and no amendment can reasonably be claimed to have changed the Electoral College process.

What definition of 'unconstitutional' are you using?

For those who might have forgotten, here is the section (Article II, Section 1) that REQUIRES an electoral college. I'm open to talking about improving our government in many ways, but calling this unconstitutional really makes me roll my eyes.

The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:

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: but no Senator or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector.

The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves. And they shall make a list of all the persons voted for, and of the number of votes for each; which list 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. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such majority, and have an equal number of votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for President; and if no person have a majority, then from the five highest on the list the said House shall in like manner choose the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by States, the representation from each state having one vote; A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. In every case, after the choice of the President, the person having the greatest number of votes of the electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the Senate shall choose from them by ballot the Vice President.