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The left is getting Federalist 68 totally wrong

The so-called “Hamilton electors” were a total failure yesterday, as you certainly know by now. They fell 35 short of the 37 Republican electors they needed to persuade to deny Donald Trump the presidency. In fact, more Democrat voters rejected Hillary Clinton than there were Republican electors who refused to vote for Trump.

The whole thing was clearly going nowhere from the beginning, and didn’t deserve the attention it got from the media. But the Hamilton electors didn’t only fail to stop Trump. They also failed miserably in their understanding of Alexander Hamilton’s writing in Federalist 68, which they offered as their rationale for pleading with electors to defeat Trump.


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