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    kyril, Inland

    A state can decide how it is going to select its presidential electors. Originally, presidential electors were picked directly by state legislatures with no popular vote at all.

    •  Nitpick: some of them did that, but not many. (0+ / 0-)

      In fact, I believe that in 1788-89, New York was the only one to have its state legislature pick the electors, because the government couldn't get its act together in time to schedule an election. It was quite a while before every state used the popular vote, and state legislature were never the method in more than about a quarter of the country, maybe a third.

      They tortured people to get false confessions to fraudulently justify our invading Iraq.

      by Ponder Stibbons on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:18:41 AM PST

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