[svlug] Electing the next set of officers

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 23:41:15 PST 2008


On Jan 24, 2008 8:06 PM, Alvin Oga <alvin at mail.linux-consulting.com> wrote:

> another option ...
>         - those with the most vote is the pres
>         - those with the 2nd to the most vots is VP

That was the choice of the Constitutional Convention that resulted in
a President and Vice President of opposite parties (Adams and
Jefferson) for the first and only time. Jefferson used his position to
attack President Adams's policies. The electoral system was changed by
the 12th Amendment to the Constitution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1796
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Others may draw what conclusions they like from these facts.
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Edward Cherlin
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