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U.S. Constitution – Amendment 23

Amendment 23 – Presidential Vote for District of Columbia

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1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States
shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors
of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and
Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were
a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in
addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for
the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors
appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such
duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate

Notes for this amendment:
Proposed 6/17/1960
Ratified 3/29/1961

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