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What is the 23rd Amendment?“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 District and perform such other duties as prescribed in the twelfth article of amendment.Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article using appropriate legislation.”The 23rd Amendment DefinedDate ProposedThe 23rd Amendment was proposed on June 17th, 1960Date PassedThe 23rd Amendment was passed March 29th, 1961President of the United StatesJohn F. Kennedy was the President of the United States during the ratification of the 23rd AmendmentStipulations of the 23rd AmendmentThe 23rd Amendment allows the residents of Washington D.C. – the District of Columbia – the right to vote for members of the Electoral College with regard to Presidential electionsBefore the 23rd Amendment was passed, residents of the District of Columbia lacked representation in the Electoral College – the body of representatives elected by their respective state in order illustrate voting results in presidential electionsSubsequent to the ratification of the 23rd Amendment, Washington D.C. was granted representation in the Electoral CollegeThe 23rd Amendment implements a statute in which the least populated state to be restricted to 3 representatives present in the Electoral College proceedings23rd Amendment FactsWashington D.C. – both the district, as well as the residents – is absent of Congressional representationStates Ratifying the 23rd Amendment1. Alabama2. Alaska3. Arizona4. Arkansas5. California6. Colorado7. Connecticut8. Delaware9. Florida10. Georgia11. Hawaii12. Idaho13. Illinois14. Indiana15. Iowa16. Kansas17. Kentucky18. Louisiana19. Maine20. Maryland21. Massachusetts22. Michigan23. Minnesota24. Mississippi25. Missouri26. Montana27. Nebraska28. Nevada29. New Hampshire30. New Jersey31. New Mexico32. New York33. North Carolina34. North Dakota35. Ohio36. Oklahoma37. Oregon38. Pennsylvania39. Rhode Island40. South Carolina41. South Dakota42. Tennessee43. Texas44. Utah45. Vermont46. Virginia47. Washington48. West Virginia49. Wisconsin50. WyomingStates Not Participatory in the Ratification of the 23rd Amendment1. Florida2. Georgia3. Kentucky4. Louisiana5. Mississippi6. North Carolina7. South Carolina8. Texas9. VirginiaStatutes Associated with the 23rd AmendmentDue to the fact that Wyoming is granted 3 electoral votes due to the apportionment based on the size of its population, the statute expressed in the 23rd Amendment granting only 3 electoral representatives to the least populated state – Wyoming – doubly limits Wyoming to 3 representatives.
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    What is the 23rd Amendment?

    “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 District and perform such other duties as prescribed in the twelfth article of amendment.

    Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article using appropriate legislation.”

    The 23rd Amendment Defined

    Date Proposed

    The 23rd Amendment was proposed on June 17th, 1960

    Date Passed

    The 23rd Amendment was passed March 29th, 1961

    President of the United States

    John F. Kennedy was the President of the United States during the ratification of the 23rd Amendment

    Stipulations of the 23rd Amendment

    The 23rd Amendment allows the residents of Washington D.C. – the District of Columbia – the right to vote for members of the Electoral College with regard to Presidential elections

    Before the 23rd Amendment was passed, residents of the District of Columbia lacked representation in the Electoral College – the body of representatives elected by their respective state in order illustrate voting results in presidential elections

    Subsequent to the ratification of the 23rd Amendment, Washington D.C. was granted representation in the Electoral College

    The 23rd Amendment implements a statute in which the least populated state to be restricted to 3 representatives present in the Electoral College proceedings

    23rd Amendment Facts

    Washington D.C. – both the district, as well as the residents – is absent of Congressional representation

    States Ratifying the 23rd Amendment

    1. Alabama

    2. Alaska

    3. Arizona

    4. Arkansas

    5. California

    6. Colorado

    7. Connecticut

    8. Delaware

    9. Florida

    10. Georgia

    11. Hawaii

    12. Idaho

    13. Illinois

    14. Indiana

    15. Iowa

    16. Kansas

    17. Kentucky

    18. Louisiana

    19. Maine

    20. Maryland

    21. Massachusetts

    22. Michigan

    23. Minnesota

    24. Mississippi

    25. Missouri

    26. Montana

    27. Nebraska

    28. Nevada

    29. New Hampshire

    30. New Jersey

    31. New Mexico

    32. New York

    33. North Carolina

    34. North Dakota

    35. Ohio


    36. Oklahoma

    37. Oregon

    38. Pennsylvania

    39. Rhode Island

    40. South Carolina

    41. South Dakota

    42. Tennessee

    43. Texas

    44. Utah

    45. Vermont

    46. Virginia

    47. Washington

    48. West Virginia

    49. Wisconsin

    50. Wyoming

    States Not Participatory in the Ratification of the 23rd Amendment

    1. Florida

    2. Georgia

    3. Kentucky

    4. Louisiana

    5. Mississippi

    6. North Carolina

    7. South Carolina

    8. Texas

    9. Virginia

    Statutes Associated with the 23rd Amendment

    Due to the fact that Wyoming is granted 3 electoral votes due to the apportionment based on the size of its population, the statute expressed in the 23rd Amendment granting only 3 electoral representatives to the least populated state – Wyoming – doubly limits Wyoming to 3 representatives.

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