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Electoral College

adunn Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:23 PM
The only change Amendment XII makes is that electors vote for the president and the Vice President separately instead of the Vice President being the first runner up of all votes counted. Mr. Bryant is correct also. In Michigan There eighty (80) electors on record for 2012; 16 for each party. All sworn to vote for a particular candidate. We are allowed only 16 total electors! How is that for constitutional?
The United States Constitution provides for an indirect election of the President. That is, you didn't vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney last week; you voted for electors pledged to vote for one or the other.

The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which superseded a large section of Article II, Section 1) suggests says that the ballots of the electors in the several states having marked their ballots for President and Vice President shall

"transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; -- the...