GS, Like everything we do in time it will bit you in the axx because a manipulation by the Republicans now will set the stage for future manipulation by the Democrats when they are in power and that will not be pretty. Even if it is constitutional it is a way to kill the peoples vote which may create a dictatorship in the future. The GOP will end for sure since many would leave the party and we know that the GOP can’t elect a president in the future without the independent vote and as many GOP vote as they can get. The GOP would lose the independent vote big time and everyone will see it as a dictatorship move.
When you try to elect a president(GOP) without much of the peoples vote there will be a revolt against the GOP>