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View Diary: Stop saying Republican electoral-vote rigging is constitutional. It's not. Here's why. (193 comments)

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  •  Ah but that's the remedy for denying vote for (0+ / 0-)

    inter alia Electors for P/VP by its express terms.  

    Hard to have a constitutional remedy for a violation if you don't have a constitution right.  IOW, the fact that there's a remedy is pretty strong evidence the 14th A Framers saw and intended each person* has a right to vote for all federal offices, regardless of what State's did (could do by the pre-Civil War Constitution's terms, i.e., Art. 2, sec. 1, cl.2), no?

    U have to remember, the idea here was to ensure the Confederacy state's did not suddenly reverse the Civil War result by seziing the federal gov thru elections for federal offices in which newly freed blacks were disenfranchised.
    * BTW, the 'men' language is anachronistic and modified to persons over 18 by Amends. 19,  23 & 26, which of course post-date it.

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