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    Friday, October 29, 2004

    A different sort of Brown-out 

    Here's a stupid rule: The Plain Dealer reports that U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, D-Lorain, who represents a hunk of Summit County cannot serve as an elector for Sen. John Kerry should Kerry win Ohio. Seems the U.S. Constitution bars federal officeholders from serving this function. The ban may have made sense when the Founding Fathers thought of electors as representatives who picked a president from among several choices but as the position has evolved into more ceremony than substance, the antiquated restriction seems out of place. Sherrod's tough, though. He'll get over it.

    posted by Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal at 9:42 AM



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