The Constitution offers zero support for the administration’s efforts to bully Texas. In fact, the Constitution says in Article.11. Section. I. about states and elections, “Each state shall appoint, in such Manner as the legislature thereof may direct, a number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the States may be entitled in the Congress.” That’s it! Not much wiggle room for Holder and Obama, is there? Nope, none at all.
What hubris and Constitutional overreach. At its,core the Constitution was designed to protect the states from central government. Founders Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason, John Dickinson, Sam Adams, and Richard Henry Lee codified the mission of the states in the original Articles of Confederation. The Articles, to even a greater degree than the Constitution, mandated the “sovereignty, freedom and independence” of the states. In terms of “The most convenient management of the general interests of the United States the Articles said, delegates shall be annually appointed in such manner as the legislatures (not the people and certainly not the central government) of each state shall direct.” The intentions of the Founders allowed no opportunity for either the President or the Attorney General to have a thing to say as to how individual states conduct their affairs.