Not an amendment
@WillUPressTheButton Twelfth Amendment
The electoral college is established by article 2 as a concept. If you got rid of the 12th amendment, you wouldn't be changing much
The only difference essentially is how the Vice President is decided
@WillUPressTheButton I learned the opposite in AP History
Then either they taught you wrong or you didn't pay attention. I can send you both and you can see the 12th amendment is quite clearly based on the 3rd paragraph of article 2
@WillUPressTheButton can you post them here?
Article 2, Sect. 1, 3rd para. The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List 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. 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 shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing 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. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President.
12th amendment 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; -- 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; 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. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.
(cont.) The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
The 12th amendment is longer than the 3rd paragraph because it includes some other things in article two that come in later paragraphs like where it mentions that you can't be president without being constitutionally fit. What's defined as who is fit to run for president is in article two section 1 paragraph 5
@WillUPressTheButton thank you 😊I wasn’t paying attention 😂
"Under the original procedure for the Electoral College, as provided in Article II, Section 1, Clause 3, of the Constitution each elector cast two electoral votes" The 12th Amendment made some updates to the Article II, Section 1, Clause 3. If the 12th was removed the Electoral College would revert back to the original Article II, Section 1, Clause 3 which was mostly only a non-distinction between two votes cast from each elector for either the President or Vice President. So simply removing the 12th does not remove the Electoral College since it is written directly into the Constitution.
@Passinggas You're a bit late to the part bud
@WillUPressTheButton fck-I didn't see the stupid f-n "show all" button.
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Repealed in the 1930s. Prohibition was a failure.
I know. I was making a lame joke.