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To: liberallarry

Since 11 of the 16 states in 1800 chose their electors by vote of the state legislature rather than of the people, there wasn't really a "popular vote" of the people in that year.

I cannot imagine that the Founders meant the clear intent of a state's vote to be voided because of a minor paperwork error. It wasn't like there were two sets of electoral votes that needed to be chosen between as in some later elections.


99 posted on 12/25/2005 10:16:20 AM PST by Restorer
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To: Restorer
I cannot imagine that the Founders meant the clear intent of a state's vote to be voided because of a minor paperwork error.

They were the founding fathers...

...and it appears they wasted no time in getting down to the real business of politics - searching for partisan advantage, blaming the other guy for everything which goes wrong, and arguing about everything.

That's why I referred to that disagreement on this thread.

103 posted on 12/25/2005 1:40:34 PM PST by liberallarry
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