When the United States Constitution was being debated in Independence Hall, the Articles of the Constitution we're suppose to be the only Constitution, however, due to the fact some believed the federal government would have the control to exit any rights, they also wanted a "Bill of Rights". Many opposed this, because they feared if one freedom was not included, that some might attempt to banish that freedom altogether.
The Bill of Rights was included, the finest eight freedoms, along with two protections of all other freedoms for the states & the people to decide for themselves.
Lets not forget, the Articles of the Constitution is still the main body of the document, I fear people overlook this section of the Constitution, which outlines the ways in which the government is suppose to function, what the Congress can & cannot do, along with outline how elections are suppose to take place for the President, United States Senate, and the House of Representatives.
While the Representatives are suppose to be elected directly by the American citizenry, the United States Senate directly by the state legislatures, however, indirectly by the American people who elect the state legislature, and the office of President which is a complex electoral system.
As it stands today, the President of the United States shall be elected by the electors, and when we cast our ballot for President, we are actually casting our ballot for the electors in our state, to vote for whom we want. This is a process the Founders wanted, because American is not meant to be a democracy as some are attempting to push it into, but rather America is suppose to be a Republic, and suppose to be a separation of powers....even in electoral means of the United States Senate & United States President.
Did you know that two states have violated the United States Constitution in the way they allocate their votes to Presidential candidates? Yes it is true, those would be the states of Maine & Nebraska.
According to the Constitution (as defined in both the Articles & Amendments), the electors shall meet as a state, and cast their ballots. As the process is meant to be a winner take all system, Maine & Nebraska have a system where there are two popular electoral votes, and that each congressional district also has one vote as well. In violation of the Constitution, because it is not suppose to be decided on a congressional basis (not one electoral vote), but as a state.
Is there any chance that this will be returned to its original version? I could see it happening. However, it would take a lot of grassroots to change those systems back to the original intention, and with a lot of Americans already turning against the Elector College, that might be a tough task, however, it would also be a noble one.
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