Jane Mayer Mangles the Constitution

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Mayer misrepresents the longstanding judicial doctrine about the electors clause.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he latest Jane Mayer column in The New Yorker is out, and even by Mayer’s standards, it is a scattershot stew of every last thing she could think of to say about any Republican or conservative dating back to the 1940s. You can almost see her following the strings from one Post-It Note on her wall to the next. What is particularly appalling about this column is how it misrepresents the longstanding judicial doctrine that the electors clause of Article II of the Constitution means what it says.

Article II and Who Makes the Rules

Mayer’s bête noir is the “Independent Legislature

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