The Arizona Birther Bill

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    OK this ain't about the birther bill as it is about new and exciting possibilities of state governments getting more control over the presidency. The constitution says that the state legislature may choose any manor of selection for the electors of the electorial college for the president on the United States. This is the legal justification for the Arizona birther bill because each state picks the method in which the electors are to be chosen. All states have chosen a democratic method of direct voting but what if each state started to put conditions on which they will release the electors such as being a natural born citizen, not signing unbalanced budgets into law, not going to war without consent of congress, etc, etc, etc, and more etc.

    Every president and canidate will then have to meet these conditions that that state legislature picks in order get that state's electorial college votes. This will put a huge restraint on the president of the United States because if a state the size of California decided not to release the electors on the issue of the president signing an unbalanced budget then that president will always sign a balanced budget for fear of not getting the biggest state in the union electorial votes.
     
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    Ooooo! This will last about 2 seconds in a federal court.
     
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    Yeah, just wait till 50 different states put 100 different conditions on their electoral votes. Before you know it, no one anywhere will be able to get elected president.
     
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    Arizona is also the last state to honor MLK's birthday as a holiday.

    Gotta love this backwoods state.
     
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    Congratulations! Your state just became irrelevant in Presidential elections. I mean seriously what are you going to do if they dont agree? Send the voters out for the candidate that lost your state and spit in the face of the majority of the people in your state...
     
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    I checked the constitution and the majority of voters in that state can yell at their legislatures to undo what they think is a unfair restriction on their canidate.
     
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    Wouldn't that put a huge check on the presidency since they want those electorial votes. They have to jump through all these conditions established by the democratic process through the state's own legislature.
     
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    You can always leave if you wish.
     
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    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: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
     
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    I would agree. I would think a requirement that adds a piece of paper to a file to ensure compliance with existing federal requirements would be quite different than applying any of the 'conditions' described in the OP.
     

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