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Democrat MN 5

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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative Keith Ellison

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    ELLISON. ``. . . and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice- President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; . . .'' [[Page H166]] Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Utah (Mr. Stewart).

    Mr. STEWART. ``. . . the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;--the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, . . .'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentlewoman from California (Mrs. Davis).

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