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How the electoral college can contain President Trump

How the electoral college can contain President Trump

To the editor: Contrary to your warning of “a serious constitutional crisis,” the 12th Amendment instructs that if no candidate were to receive an electoral college majority, the House of Representatives would determine the president. (“The electoral college shouldn't veto Trump's election,” editorial, Dec. 16)

Donald Trump would still likely emerge the victor in such a situation, but the precedent of faithless electors in the election of the most unhinged and inexperienced president in a lifetime sends a very clear and necessary statement that he should not...

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