Saturday, March 6, 2021

Tag: Supreme Court is set to rule on whether state electoral college voters have to support the popular vote winner or are able to be ‘faithless’ in landmark case which could bring 2020 election chaos

Supreme Court is set to rule on whether state electoral college voters have to support the popular vote winner or are able to be ‘faithless’ in landmark case which could bring 2020 election chaos

from Daily Mail:

  • When voters cast a ballot for president, they are actually choosing members of the Electoral College – who then choose the president
  • 30 states have laws saying the electors must vote in line with the popular vote in that state but the rest do not 
  • In 2016 group of ‘Hamilton electors’ tried to vote for a unity candidate to stop Trump getting into power and became ‘faithless electors’
  • In Colorado Micheal Baca wrote in John Kasich but was removed; he went to court and has a federal appeals court ruling that he was allowed to vote freely
  • But in Washington, the State Supreme Court said electors could be fined for not following the popular vote
  • Now Supreme Court will decide, with potential to cause chaos if 2020 election is knife-edge close and electors become ‘faithless’