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The Electoral College, Under Attack

jmonaco Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 3:55 PM
Ann -- It purely depends on New York state's election code. Most state Constitutions and election laws do not grant such authority to the Governor. Mr. Obama has only an opinion - but no authority in the matter. US Election Code specifies the date and place when/where a state's Secretary of State must convey a certified Electoral Ballot for election of the offices of President and Vice President of the United States. Again, Mr. Obama is not empowered to arbitrarily modify this time or place.

As Tuesday’s election ticks ever nearer, my fervent wish is a solid electoral college win for Mitt Romney. Not to get greedy, but I’d like it in the bag before the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

I hope this is not asking too much. October’s poll swing and a broadening visceral sense tell me this election may not feature the nail-biting closeness we have been told to expect for months.

But if we are to be ensnared by a down-to-the-wire finish, get ready for the attendant micro-focus on the Electoral College, and the resulting debate over whether it should...