Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Twenty-third Amendment

Washington, D.C., suffrage
Section 1. The District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:
A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a state, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

What does this mean??
The 23rd amendment gave Washington DC electors. Due to the fact that Washington DC is not a state they don't have any representatives in the house, even though DC has a higher population than 12 other states.

Why this picture?
This is a picture of the White House and I thought it was fitting since the 23rd amendment deals with Washington DC.

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