22. POPULAR ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT WITHOUT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

@inproceedings{Bennett200122PE,
  title={22. POPULAR ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT WITHOUT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT},
  author={R. Bennett},
  year={2001}
}
In the wake of the 2000 presidential election, there will be debate about whether a nationwide popular vote should be substituted for the electoral college mechanism for choosing the President. That debate may be stifled because of the widespread assumption that constitutional amendment is the only way to effect this change. But, in fact, a constitutional amendment may not be necessary. State legislatures have "plenary" power in establishing the manner of appointment of electors. There would… Expand
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