SCOTUS backs electoral college over blue state law

The Supreme Court rules that liberal efforts to force electoral voters to vote in the way the majority votes was unconstitutional and electoral voters can vote how they choose. This includes with or against the majority in the nation or the state they are representing.

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I thought they had to vote party lines all along :man_shrugging:

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Amen, Court pics may save the Republic yet.

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not SCOTUS…

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A win is a win.

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There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires Electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in their states. Some states, however, require Electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote. These pledges fall into two categories—Electors bound by state law and those bound by pledges to political parties.

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Constitution does not require that Electors be completely free to act as they choose and therefore, political parties may extract pledges from electors to vote for the parties’ nominees. Some state laws provide that so-called “faithless Electors” may be subject to fines or may be disqualified for casting an invalid vote and be replaced by a substitute elector. The Supreme Court has not specifically ruled on the question of whether pledges and penalties for failure to vote as pledged may be enforced under the Constitution. No Elector has ever been prosecuted for failing to vote as pledged.

Today, it is rare for Electors to disregard the popular vote by casting their electoral vote for someone other than their party’s candidate. Electors generally hold a leadership position in their party or were chosen to recognize years of loyal service to the party. Throughout our history as a nation, more than 99 percent of Electors have voted as pledged.

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has compiled a brief summary of state laws about the various procedures, which vary from state to state, for selecting slates of potential electors and for conducting the meeting of the electors. The document, Summary: State Laws Regarding Presidential Electors, can be downloaded from the resources/elections menu on the https://www.nass.org/.

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Exactly how the party establishments have maintained power and will maintain power unless a third party can shake up their monopoly on politics.

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I whole heartedly believe in the electoral college. It gives voice to states with less population. We are the UNITED STATES not the United peoples

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Sorry about that, I guess I read it too quick .

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