The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that states can remove presidential electors who refuse to vote for their state’s popular vote winner.
The ruling comes less than four months before Election Day and has potentially significant implications given the outsized role so-called faithless electors could have in a presidential race decided by a handful of electoral votes.
Currently, 32 states require electors to back their popular vote winner.
BREAKING: Supreme Court rules states can require presidential electors to back popular vote winner. https://t.co/a7CNmIAR9O— The Associated Press (@AP) July 6, 2020
“In 2016, 10 of the 538 presidential electors went rogue, attempting to vote for someone other than their pledged candidate.” https://t.co/zC6JT9UbP0— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 6, 2020
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