Getting Far Away From the Constitution

RECEIVED Fri., Sept. 19, 2008

    As our U.S. Constitution reads in Amendment 12: Choosing the President, Vice-President. Ratified June, 15, 1804:
    “The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President. The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President."
    This amendment clearly states that the offices of president and vice president do not have to be of the same party. Our election process does not give us a separate choice for each of these elected positions. How far away are we going to get from the U.S. Constitution that governs “We the People”?
Bretton Johnson
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