National Affairs: Collegiate Duty

To every good U. S. citizen the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November is a date that needs no explanation. Not so the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. Never has this date meant anything special to anyone, but this year it did. Under an amendment to the U. S. Code, adopted in 1934 after the adoption of the Lame Duck Amendment of the Constitution, the Electoral College met then instead of on the first Wednesday in January.

So to 48 capitals trooped the 531 U. S. citizens who alone...

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