Electoral College

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Amendment XII

The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, 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;

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, 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. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.

The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

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Electoral College
When will you be abolished?
We never sent an application
You just prevent our representation
If you won't accept us
Spare us from your ineptness

You flunked out this time
I'm left speechless
You're a pantomime
Being disenfranchised, it's a crime
A twisted tree of democracy
We're not allowed to climb

Electoral College
When will you be abolished?

Move into my dorm room with my books
My ballot's like a pop quiz
Multiple choice of crooks

Electoral College
When will you be abolished?

Who graduates in these United States?
An Ivy League of Presidents
Since nineteen eighty eight
Electors' votes and ours
Don't need to correlate
No wonder only half of us
Choose to participate

Electoral College
When will you be abolished?
We never sent an application
You just prevent our representation
If you won't accept us
Spare us from your ineptness

Electoral College
When will you be abolished?

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released October 3, 2018
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Music and lyrics by Roosterhead

Luke Johnson - drums, percussion, synthesizers, rhythm guitar, vocals
Shawn Her Many Horses - lead guitar

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Gadget Pelt Laboratory in Inglewood, CA

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