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Electoral Chaos & the Twelfth Amendment

Under the original text of Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, members of the electoral college cast two votes for president. In other words, there was not a separate vote for president and vice president. The presidential elections of 1796 and 1800 were tumultuous and divisive as a direct result of this trap for the unwary. How did the founders fix this technical flaw in the Constitution? Prof. Richard Duncan of the Nebraska College of Law examines the electoral chaos that led to the adoption of the Twelfth Amendment. https://youtube.com/watch?v=zopdJLvySgQ

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