Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:
A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Why Repeal?Giving D.C. - a territory - is hypocritical and unconstitutional. There is no amendment providing for the territories to be able to vote for President, nor did the Founders intend for residents of the District to vote. Congress has 3 electoral votes. This is unacceptable, embarrassing and no solution to the .D.C voting rights issue.
Repeal the Amendment, and replace it with an amendment to clarify that residents of D.C. who live on the territory of Maryland are entitled to vote as residents of Maryland, and to be represented in Maryland. Why? because D.C. is just the Capitol + part of Maryland.
If this were done, D.C. would share the 2 senators of Maryland, have one voting representative and be able to vote for President again. Remember: we are giving representation to D.C. residents not getting rid of it.
I support the repeal of the Twenty-Third Amendment. - Smart aka Reuven