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The Role of Congress
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:
Pennsylvania is entitled to 18 Representatives and 2 Senators in Congress. That adds up to 20. Regardless of whether the Pennsylvania Legislature acted within its power under the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in adopting a more permissive absentee ballot law, the question is whether the twenty were appointed in the manner directed by the Pennsylvania Legislature. The Pennsylvania statutes are the documents enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature and in those statutes, the Pennsylvania Legislature directs the appointment of electors.
but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
Either they are or they are not federal employees.
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;
Is there any question that the Pennsylvania electors did meet in Pennsylvania? Even if the governor had signed an executive order banning assemblies of more than ten persons, which he did not, that would have been superseded by the United States Constitution clearly directing that they shall meet. This provision was and remains important because the drafters intended to keep the federal government out of having any control over the outcome. A State cannot punish a United States Senator for accepting a bribe in Washington, D.C. and voting in Washington, D.C. under the influence of that bribe; but any bribery of an elector is a crime under the laws of that State because the elector votes under the influence of that bribe, in that State. Those lines on the map mean a lot to bureaucrats.
—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, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed;
Mike Pence cannot change the outcome even with new math. 306 is a majority of 538. To challenge the results would require Orwellian nonsense: Two and two are not four. Two and two are five, if the party says so. but apparently that is what some Trump supporters are demanding.
The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:
Since the District of Columbia is not a State, the 23rd Amendment specifies that Congress shall direct the appointment of her electors.
they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State;
They were very careful not to draft a constitutional amendment saying the District of Columbia is a State. But wait...What about the provision that the electors shall meet in their respective States? The District of Columbia is not a State; so how can her electors meet in their State?
and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
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