Presidential electors for guam:

My Proposed 28th Amendment

 

 

 

Q:      Why does Washington DC have 3 electors although is not a state?

A:      Amendment XXIII states “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.

(Gitelson, A-13)

 

 

Q:      Is Guam a State?

A:      Guam is not a state! Guam is presently an “unincorporated territory” of the United States.

 

 

 

Q:      How many presidential electors is the territory of Guam given?

A:      None, Guam is not a State therefore it is not granted any electors under provisions of the current US Constitution and its existing 27th amendments. Also, Guam does not have any senators or representatives of the house, but the territory does have delegates who can overlook legislation. (Gitelson, A-13)

 

 

 

Q:      Should Guam be granted Presidential Electors the way Washington DC is granted its electors even though it is not a state?

A:      Yes, it is really unjust to grant any area privileges not granted to territories like Guam that are governed by the US. It is unjust for Guam not to be given the same liberties as the District of Columbia, for Guam is after all a US Territory where American authority is proudly exercised. For example, the American flag is a constant reminder of the island being US property, military bases and naval docks are dispersed throughout the island, and the islander’s lifestyle and very life is under American Jurisdiction.

 

 

Q:      Should my proposed 28th Amendment be adopted which will grant Guam Presidential Electors the way Washington DC is given their share of electors?

A:      It’s really up to Congress, State Legislatures, and you. (Gitelson, A-13)