Should the District of Columbia have a voting member in the HOR?
Wouldn't this violate the constitution which says the representatives shall be elected by the citizens of the several states? DC aint a state.
- andyLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I agree with you, the District of Columbia was made to be the place for the Federal Government and not a State. To give it a vote in the House of Representatives would be giving the Federal Government a vote on Federal issues. If the District of Columbia wants a vote, it should be dissolved back into Maryland and Virginia where it came from but then the Federal Government would reside in two States which is what the Founding Fathers didn't want either.
- MadManLv 71 decade ago
Technically true, but you have the result that citizens of DC do not have an equal vote to other citizens. Pretty fundamental, I would say.