Protect State's Rights by Upholding the 2016 Electoral Votes
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When Americans vote for a President and Vice President, they are actually voting for presidential electors, known collectively as the electoral college. It is these electors, chosen by the people, who elect the chief executive. The Constitution assigns each state a number of electors equal to the combined total of the state’s Senate and House of Representatives delegations; at present, the number of electors per state ranges from three to 54, for a total of 538. (History.com, 2010) This is also protected by the US Constitution as follows:
Article II: Section 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
On the days leading up to Nov. 8, 2016, the candidates conducted their respective campaigns to allow each state to hear their platforms to ensure that an informed decision is made regarding their valuable choice for the highest offices in the land. The latest election data already shows that the Republican nominee, President-Elect Donald Trump has already secured the necessary threshold of 270 electoral college votes to be declared as the winner.
A current petition is ongoing at this time seeks to petition the Electoral College to vote according to the popular vote instead of the current official rule by total electoral votes won by each candidate. This contradicts the spirit and essence of the constitutional amendment and the way the US patriots originally secured each state's right to representation on the federal level.
We are a country of laws that ensure the representation, not only of each individual, but also each state to serve the best interest of their constituents. We therefore petition the Electoral College to vote according to the final official results of canvassing. Thank you for your support.
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