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Old Today, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Spartacus713 View Post
You say.
Your argument doesn't make sense. The states still get to select the electors by any criteria they like. This ruling didn't change that. The states have an interest in the winner-take-all approach, this ruling didn't change that. And again, why did this ruling only apply to ONE of the plaintiffs, not all three? I think you are expecting this ruling to change the political landscape, and it won't do that. The states' interest in the outcome of the Presidential election provides the states with an incentive to select electors that will faithfully carry out the state's will when casting their vote. And the states will therefore set the criteria, and this ruling fully allows them to do that.
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From what I gather, the only way to "change" a vote of an elector is to replace said elector before the EC meets if relevant parties of wind of the elector's plan to not vote as pledged, which more than a few made clear last time around. Once the EC meets, interfering with the vote of an elector is violating their constitutional prerogative. Now, the Supreme Court has already hinted that electors can be punished under state law (i.e. fined) for not voting as pledged, but they are still free to vote as they will.
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