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Before the 12th Amendment - sloppy language.
I've edited the first paragraph.
each elector could cast two votes. Each elector could not vote for two people inhabiting the same state as that elector.
First of all the electors didn't have "two votes", because why couldn't they give both votes to one candidate that they really wanted to be President? They voted for "two persons", thus avoiding that possibility. The next sentence, by omitting the word "both" wasn't clear that at least one candidate could be from the same state. Silas Maxfield (talk) 16:34, 27 February 2013 (UTC)