Amendments 1-27

23rd amendment

26.10.2016 (1:55 am) – Filed under: amendments ::

The 23rd amendment is one of the amendments of 27 of United State constitution. This amendment is a correction of the constitution and it is a legal and accepted procedure by all of the people and law. By the amendment; in the contract, legal paper, documentation and constitution change can be brought. It is a very easiest method and for changing the constitution. It is necessary to pass the bill of the amendment. To edit, add and remove anything or clause from the contract, legal paper, documentation and constitution, another clause is used for the amendment. It is possible to bring the change anytime if it is not a constitution. If the amendment is for the constitution change, then it is necessary to pass the bill and it may take the time to complete all of the processes.
The 23rd amendment is an important constitution of United States. This amendment is not directly connected to the US citizen and bill of right. This amendment is very part for the United States and this amendment was provided for the Washington, DC only and it is allowed representatives in the Electoral College. By this way, the citizens of Washington DC would have a vote for the president election even though they are not officially related to a state. This amendment gives the special power to the citizen of the Washington DC. Other states people do not like this amendment. Because it empowers the citizen of the Washington DC.
The Twenty-third Amendment or 23rd amendment (Amendment XXIII) was passed for the to the United States Constitution and this amendment extends the right of the voters or citizens residing in the District of Columbia to vote in the presidential election by accepting the District electors in the Electoral College as if it were a state. This amendment was proposed on June 16, 1960, by the 86th Congress and it was sanctioned by the states on March 29, 1961.
Based on the Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, the Electoral College is the institute to elect the President and Vice President of the United States each four years. There is no rule to elect the president and vice president directly by the US citizen of any other states but Washington DC became different for this case by the 23rd amendment. The President and Vice President are not voted directly by the voters of USA according to the Constitution. The process of the President and Vice President based on the “electors”. Electors choose the President and Vice President by the vote and it is also connected with the popular vote on a state-by-state basis. But since the District of Columbia or Washington, DC is not a state, so, it was not allowed to choose President and Vice President by any electors preceding to the adoption of the Twenty-third Amendment.
Citizens of the district Washington, DC were very eager to give a vote in the presidential and vice presidential election process. So, in 1964, the District of Columbia joined the presidential election and it was the first time to give vote this way. In this 23rd amendment mentions the procedure of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution to choose a president by the electors and in the 23rd amendment it is mainly talked about the right of the Washington, DC. According to the terms of the amendment, the district is allowed to allocated numerous numbers electors as it would have if it were a state, but the district cannot choose more than three electors. If the district is a state also, then it can choose also only three electors.
The text of the 23rd amendment is divided into the 2 sections and those sections are
Section 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.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
According to the United States Constitution, House of Representatives and the Senate had the power to grant seats for the state and electors are allocated to states to the Electoral College, not the federal district or to territories. These rules are based on the Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. These constitutions give congress power. In 1890, a bill was first introduced in Congress for voting rights to give Washington, D.C in presidential elections but it did not practice forward. A writer of the Washington Evening Star named Theodore W. Noyes published many stories in support of D.C. voting rights. Shortly, Noyes became popular and many people and parties support his statement in the newspaper Washington Evening Star. However, after several attempts and the 23rd amendment was created and it was adopted by congress. The amendment became a valid part of the congress and it was necessary to approve the 23rd amendment by different states.
There are many states approved the 23rd amendment and those states approved the amendment at different times. Those states are
Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, California, Oregon, Maryland, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, Washington, West Virginia, Alaska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Delaware, Utah, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Dakota, Tennessee, Michigan, Connecticut, Arizona, Illinois, Nebraska, Vermont, Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire, Alabama, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Kansas and Ohio. This amendment is rejected by the Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia. This amendment felt the impact on many political parties.
On December 24, 1973, Congress accepted the District of Columbia Home Rule Act for the favor of Washington, D.C. This rule was established for elected an office of mayor and 13 members selected council for the district. These officials were authorized to pass laws and ratify administrative policies for any District and District of Columbia, though Congress reserved rejection power if they chose to interfere.
Now it is very easy to learn about the 23rd amendment from all of the websites and other sources. Every citizen of District of Columbia needs to know about the right of them.

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