Sunday, September 11, 2016

One Vote for Each State

Clause 3: Electors

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. 
source: Hillary Health

A weekend of stumbles has Hillary Clinton suddenly looking vulnerable at a pivotal moment of her battle with Donald Trump.  The damaging video of Clinton lurching into the arms of her security detail -- dramatically turned the state of her health from conservative conspiracy theory into a genuine campaign issue.
    The episode also exacerbates questions about transparency that have long dogged Clinton's White House bid after the campaign revealed the Democratic nominee is suffering from pneumonia -- a fact it kept quiet since Friday.

    If Hillary quits on health condition, who will get the chance?

    Will Bernie Sanders get the chance? Or will Tim Kaine get the chance?

    If Bernie Sanders is back, then Tim Kaine cannot be the Vice-Presidential candidate. 

    As per the constitution, the Virginia Presidential Electors cannot vote for the two from the same state.

    Bernie Sanders has to choose another person from other state as his running mate. 

    Along with Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine also needs to go.


    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.

    In the 1800, the above map was the United States of America. There were only 13 states. One time zone for the entire country. The Constitution is all about - all states are equal; whether it is big or small in geographical size; or in population; all states were considered equal.

    The total Presidential Electors were 138 only.

    Thomas Jefferson got 73 Electoral Votes.

    But, today in 2016, California itself has 55 Electoral Votes.

    Obviously, all states are not equal anymore.

    In Future, the candidates may select a few states and they work on their numbers. They may ignore other states.

    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 chuse 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 chuse the President. 

    But in chusing 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 chuse  from them by Ballot the Vice President.

    At present, California, Texas and few other states act like big brother with high number of Elector votes. Other states may feel small. Certainly, all states are not equal.

    Currently, each state appoint their Presidential Electors and they send the Number of Electoral Votes to the Speaker of the Congress. All Electoral Votes come to the common pool and whoever gets 270 plus is declared as winner.

    Obviously, if a person manages to get Electoral Votes from California, Texas, Florida that person could ignore other small states.

    Instead of common pool, if we ask each state to declare the winner of their state; then we shall count how many states each candidate win.

    If a candidate wins 26 plus states, that person shall be declared as the President.

    Then, no candidate would just focus on California, Texas and Florida. They would pay same kind of attention to each state.

    In the Constitution,  it is clearly mentioned as,
    Each State having One Vote

    The Founding Fathers would not have imagined of expansion of United States from 13 to 50. Definitely, they would not have dreamed about California.

    55 out of 538 - is dangerously big number.
    California owns more than 10% of total 538.

    This is not fair. In future, many may move from other states into California. Then California would have 250 Presidential Electors vote. Other state may lose their numbers because of decrease in population.

    Whether it is small or big; one Vote per state.

    Then the magic number will no longer be, 270 plus.

    It will be, 26 plus states.
    A person needs to win 26 plus states to become the President of United States.

    It's time for a review on the Constitution. New challenges and new opportunities are emerging. It is the responsibility of, We, the People, to review the Constitution of United States.

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