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Ineligibility and the Electoral College

by npcole

Cite as: Dr Nicholas Cole, ‘Ineligibility and the Electoral College’ in N. P. Cole, Grace Mallon and Kat Howarth, The Creation of the Electoral College, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2016), item 122.


There is no clearer statement than the one here that the idea of 'rotation in office' was linked in the minds of many at the Convention to the election of the President by the House of Representatives. Remove the choice from the House, and the requirement that the President be term-limited seemed much less urgent.

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