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An equal voice for all states?

The Creation of the Electoral College

by Dr Nicholas Cole (npcole)

Cite as: Dr Nicholas Cole, ‘An equal voice for all states?’ in N. P. Cole, Grace Mallon and Kat Howarth, The Creation of the Electoral College, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2016), item 67.

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An equal voice for all states?


Franklin's proposal here would have given all states an equal voice in the choice of officers under the constitution (presumably including the executive magistrate -- at this point still to be chosen by the legislative branch), regardless of the size of the state, though they were not granted an equal voice in legislation. The logic of this is not clear, and the proposal was not taken further.

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