I have a lot of heated conversations on RO, I thought I’d go for something a little more interesting.
This is about the Electoral College.
Most of us know the current system is grounded in the Constitution. Some people like it and some people don’t. Obviously it would take a, not impossible, though an unlikely change to the Constitution to change the law of the land.
So with that,…
Question: Does a state have the right to decide how it wants to award its electors? That is, most states currently give all of the electors to the person that wins 51% of the vote, though a few states do it differently, like rewarding votes more proportionally.
So, does a state have the right to award electors based on other criteria that the state decides (presumably though a statewide referendum or vote)?
If yes (and I think most of you would agree states have the right to award their electors in different ways), can you think of any limitations?
Just curious…I want to get a few answers before I respond.