The “Independent State Legislature Theory” (ISLT) incorrectly suggests that state legislatures are omnipotent in making the rules for federal elections. Jason Willick’s July 17 op-ed, “Liberals Better Compromise on Supreme Court Election Deal,” suggested a compromise with the ISLT. He cited Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution (the Election Clause) saying that the rules for federal elections “shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature.” The next 14 words of the election clause state “but Congress may at any time, by law, make or modify these regulations.” The proceedings of the 1787 Constitutional Convention show that the framers unanimously approved of the federal reduction of state legislative power to set the rules for federal elections when they passed the Election Clause.