The Constitution for the United States of America

Article 2
Section 1 - Paragraph 2

Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector.

This Paragraph establishes the Electoral College and defines the number of Electors.

Please note - No person currently holding a public office is eligible to be an elector.

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