James Madison did us no favor when he drafted Article II of the Constitution. Of course, our Founding Fathers couldn’t have imagined a psychopathic narcissist with an itchy Twitter finger desperate for re-election as President.
The Constitution includes no right of citizens to vote for President. Rather, in Article II, Madison gave 100% of that power to each state’s legislature. You know those solons, the ambitious time-share salesmen in triple-knit suits that threaten to Make America Great Again? They get to pick the “Electors,” the ones we send to the Electoral College.
Can Legislators just pick anyone they want for President no matter the will of their voters? Under Article II, you bet. And they have.
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