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Dr. Franklin's Dilemma: Per Capita meets Per Stirpes at the Federal Convention
2 Our Constitutional Logic 112 (2012)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
At the federal convention, Benjamin Franklin highlighted the difference between the two voting regimes which divide the logical possibilities between them: per capita and per stirpes. Franklin forced the convention to consider what process was best designed to overcome the presumption of rejection by which assemblies are deemed to have rejected action.
Keywords
  • per capita,
  • per stirpes,
  • voting regimes,
  • parliamentary procedure
Publication Date
August, 2012
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "Dr. Franklin's Dilemma: Per Capita meets Per Stirpes at the Federal Convention" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 112 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/70/