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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative Scott Perry

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    PERRY. ``The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and the 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 having such majority, then from the persons having the highest number not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by States, the representation from each State having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two-thirds of the States, and a majority of all the States shall be necessary to a choice.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Pittenger).

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