Yesterday, December 15, 2008, the Presidential Electors met in their respective states and in the District of Columbia to record their votes for the Presidential candidates the U.S. voters voted for on November 4.th
Prior to the voting by the Electors, the official popular State vote for President of the United States and Vice President were set out in Certificates of Ascertainment and they were sent to Congress.
The Certificates of Vote record the votes of the Electors and what a tale they tell. These Certificates authenticated by the Governor of each State certify electoral votes for President of the United States of America, President of the United States or a combination of the two. A student should collect all 51 Certificates of Vote and determine who won what Office. In time, all the necessary documentation will be available at the National Archives:
Those who like to sue the government should look into this fertile field of presidential litigation.
If we are to have a President of the United States of America to exercise the executive power, he or she has to be picked someway. The Presidential Electors is as good a method as any. We should, however, forget the fantasy that the whole thing is a democracy it is not.
George Washington forever turned the President of the United States into a military dictatorship that is finally unraveling.
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera