REFERENCE TITLE: presidential electors; constitutional appointments
State of Arizona
Second Regular Session
A Concurrent Resolution
supporting the Constitutional appointment of presidential electors by the legislature.
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Whereas, the United States Constitution, article II, section 1, clause 2 states that, "Each state shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof 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."; and
Whereas, it is the responsibility of the Arizona Secretary of State to certify elections, including elections for President of the United States, but the sole authority to appoint presidential electors is granted to the Legislature.
Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Arizona, the House of Representatives concurring:
1. That the Legislature shall remain in session during years in which presidential elections are held; and
2. That the Legislature, and no other official, shall appoint presidential electors in accordance with the United States Constitution.