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A Constitutional Question for
Prof. Jonathan Turley

March 5, 2021 --

The Democrats in the House and Senate are busily at work with a mammoth 800-page proposal to  federalize the rules for presidential elections.  Please see the following excerpt from a Pennsylvania resolution to dispute the 2020 presidential election.

Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution says, ''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.''

Note the language from our Constitution indicating that state legislatures are authorized to direct the rules for choosing presidential electors.

Would you agree that the election "reform" pushed forward by the Democrats violates the Constitution, and, if enacted into law, must be over-ruled by the courts of the United States, including, if necessary, the Supreme Court of the United States?

Please consider, also, this statement from Federalist Paper No. 45: "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."

Where in the Constitution is it stated that  rules for election to the presidency are given to Congress, not to the state legislatures?