Hi Biggirl —
The problem with the premise of Kristol is what will happen if no candidate gets the majority of electors. The Twelfth Amendment addresses this. Since the House of Representatives must select from the top three candidates receiving votes, and each state receiving one vote, it would seem to me that DJT would be elected. The Twelfth says, in part:
“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; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.”
I suppose the ability to read is the great equalizer with pointy heads like Kristol that don’t think through their efforts.