SAwful187 karma2016-12-16 17:06:43 UTC
What about states where it is technically illegal for the electoral college to vote against their constituency? Are you aware of any precedent's for this situation or any sort of recourse for these electors who may not be able to vote another way?
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SAwful14 karma2016-12-16 18:19:41 UTC
This is the most interesting portion of the whole process. To my knowledge, the Electoral College has never really been called upon in any meaningful way to resond to an event like this. I'm curious and just plain excited (maybe not in a good way...) to see what judges and lawyers will fill the cracks and leaks of the process with. Will they render the whole institution useless or make it much more powerful, and if so, how do we apply any sort of checks and balances to what would essentially be a free floating branch of government responsible for installing the next president. As far as I know, they never really answered to anyone but the people...
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