The Electors Trust
Lessig
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“Writing in Federalist Papers №68, Alexander Hamilton defended the Electoral College in part by insisting, “The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.””

This is not written in the constitution and is not a constitutional right, this is as I pointed out in an earlier response purely an op-ed by Hamilton to justify his agreeing to the 12th amendment, a standard political tactic.

While many view the Federalist papers as a tutorial of the constitution, saying they give insight into the reasoning and intent behind the motives of the framers. They are still quite frankly opinions, they are not law and no court that I know of would ever recognize them as such.

Further Hamilton was but one framer of the amendment he does not represent the desire of the remaining members and could not speak to their intent or motives. To use his words as justification to attempt to override the sovereignty of the states, and establish a candidate not voted in by the states, using simply the argument of the tyrannical majority is not done in defense of anyone’s constitutional right

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