SCOTUS: Electoral College electors not ‘free agents’

(Washington, DC) — The Supreme Court is ruling that Electoral College members are not free agents and they must vote based on the laws in their state. In a unanimous decision from the high court, the “faithless elector” case upheld state laws that remove or fine Electoral College members who do not cast their vote the same way as the popular vote. The court majority said that to do otherwise would risk chaos, potentially putting the outcome of the 2020 election in doubt and opening up new opportunities for corruption. Thirty-two states already require Electoral College members to cast ballots for the winner of their states’ popular vote, but eighteen states do not.

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