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    President Donald J. Trump gives a thumbs-up as he disembarks Air Force One at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Friday, July 31, 2020, where he was greeted by state and local officials.Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian There are four plausible interpretations of Donald Trump’s suggestion that we delay the November election...
    The outcome of Chiafalo v. Washington (a unanimous decision that states may compel presidential electors to cast votes for the candidate to which they are pledged-ed.) was a foregone conclusion. In this troubling time, SCOTUS was not about to upend our system of selecting a president. To achieve the desired result, however, the justices were forced to...
    Reuters July 30, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s suggestion on Thursday the Nov. 3 presidential election be delayed due to voter fraud was immediately rejected by lawmakers and dismissed by legal experts, but it raises the specter of a disputed election that could take weeks or even months to resolve. Here are some...
    President Trump can’t change Election Day without Congress, despite tweeting that mail-in ballot fraud may justify it during the coronavirus pandemic. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” Trump tweeted Thursday. But experts were quick to shoot down the idea, pointing out...
    By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's refusal this week to say if he would accept the results of November's election, and his repeated assertions that the vote will be "rigged" because of mail-in ballots, have raised the specter of a disputed election that could take weeks, or even months, to resolve. Even absent...
    President Trump has been asked more than once whether he would accept the results of November's election. He won't say. What he has done is repeatedly claim the anticipated surge in mail-in ballots will "rig" the voting process. At issue is the peaceful transfer of power from an outgoing president to his successor — no...
    Christopher Suprun, a Texas Republican, could not bring himself to vote for his party’s nominee when he exercised his duty as a member of 2016’s Electoral College. Lingering questions about Donald Trump’s grasp of foreign policy, old comments on race, and his opaque personal finances meant he instead chose then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The abuse...
    All nine justices of the Supreme Court agreed on Monday that states can enforce pledges made by presidential electors to support the presidential candidate preferred by the citizens of their states – and that states can punish electors who break that pledge. By doing so, the Court has affirmed the Electoral College as an important...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states can require presidential electors to cast their votes for their party’s candidate that won the state’s popular vote. That upholds state laws that punish so-called “faithless electors” who break their pledge and vote for a candidate other than the one who won the state’s popular...
    (CNN)If there is a word that might define 2020 thus far, it is chaos. Between coronavirus, economic uncertainty and racial division, the United States has already experienced a great deal of tumult. Many are worried that uncertainty could spill over into the fall presidential election. Robert AlexanderIn an effort to avoid this, the Supreme...
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has four simple words for members of the Electoral College who fail to back the winner of their state's popular vote in presidential elections:  "We the people rule."   In a unanimous decision, the nine-member high court Monday ruled that members of the Electoral College, the body that...
    Electoral College members hoping to disrupt the system to influence the election results took a loss Monday, as the Supreme Court ruled that states can punish "faithless electors" who vote differently from how they are pledged to vote based on the general election results. What's this about? There have been conflicting legal decisions regarding...
            by Mark Sherman  WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — In a decision flavored with references to “Hamilton” and “Veep,” the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in Washington state and Colorado just...
    States can pass laws that punish so-called “faithless electors” who refuse to cast an official ballot for the winner of that state’s popular vote, the Supreme Court said Monday, in a unanimous 9-0 decision authored by Justice Elena Kagan. Members of the Electoral College are selected on a state-by-state basis and, according to the United...
    The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that states can require members of the Electoral College to vote for the same presidential candidate as their respective state. The ruling puts an end to the occasional so-called faithless electors, who vote for a candidate different than that of the state they are representing. Though many states already...
    The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that states can require their Electoral College representatives to support their state's popular vote winner. The ruling, just four months before the 2020 election, upholds laws already in place in 32 states and Washington, D.C., that allow the states to outlaw "faithless electors" who cast their votes...
    Matthew Chapman July 6, 2020 4:50PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a long-anticipated decision on the constitutionality of laws prohibiting so-called "faithless electors." In a unanimous 9-0 ruling, the court found that it is constitutional for states to force delegates in the Electoral College to cast...
    By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in Washington state and Colorado just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the...
    Getty The US Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, on May 4, 2020, during the first day of oral arguments held by telephone, a first in the Court's history, as a result of COVID-19, known as coronavirus. The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is permissible to enforce punitive measures...
    Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday said states can require presidential electors to cast their votes for their party's candidate that won the state's popular vote, upholding state laws that punish so-called "faithless electors" who break their pledge and vote for a candidate other than the one who won the state's popular vote. The...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. The Supreme Court says that states can require electors to vote for the presidential candidate they’re supposed to vote for: The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states may require presidential electors to support the winner of the popular vote and...
    The Supreme Court unanimously upheld laws that punish so-called “faithless electors,” a decision that could have an impact on the 2020 presidential election, NPR News reported. For over 200 years, the people of the United States have not selected their president directly. Rather, a body of voters, called the Electoral College, elects the president based...
    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down an opinion in the “Faithless Elector” cases on Monday, which will maintain status quo on all things electoral college for the foreseeable future. Holding that the Electors’ “constitutional claim has neither text nor history on its side,” the Court ruled unanimously that states have the...
    In a unanimous decision the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled electors must cast their Electoral College vote in accordance with their state’s law, giving support to the popular vote winner movement, and handing a defeat to “rogue” electors, as NBC News reports. The court ruled that electors are not “free-agents,” as MSNBC’s Pete Williams described, and must cast...
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states' popular vote winner in the Electoral College.The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner,...
    By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind...
    (CBS NEWS) – The Supreme Court on Monday said states can require presidential electors to cast their votes for their party’s candidate that won the state’s popular vote, upholding state laws that punish so-called “faithless electors” who break their pledge and vote for a candidate other than the one who won the state’s popular vote....
    THE Supreme Court Justices has ruled that states can force presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote this week. The unanimous ruling on Monday means states can require presidential electors to back their states popular vote winner in the Electoral College. Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously on the issueCredit: Getty Images...
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states´ popular vote winner in the Electoral College – in a ruling that would squelch efforts by 'rogue' faithless electors in 2020.  The court held unanimously that states are entitled to tell their electors they have 'no ground for reversing the vote...
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states may punish “faithless electors” — those members of the Electoral College who refuse to cast their ballots for the candidate whom the majority of voters in the state have chosen. As Breitbart News recounted in May, the issue arose in earnest after the 2016 election, when...
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind their share of the 538 electors to vote...
    Reuters July 6, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to free “electors” in the complex Electoral College system that decides the U.S. presidency from state laws that use penalties to force them to support the candidate who prevails in the state’s popular vote. The justices unanimously declined to endorse the...
    States can require presidential electors to vote for the candidates they are committed to, the Supreme Court ruled less than four months before what could be another tight national contest. The 538 members of the Electoral College are chosen based on the presidential vote in each state and they in turn elect the president...
    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld state laws requiring those chosen for the Electoral College to back the popular winner in their state's presidential race. The court ruled 9-0 in a pair of cases that states can enforce pledges requiring that electors of their states follow the will of the voters when casting their electoral...
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner, and...
    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that states can prohibit their Electoral College representatives from disregarding voters when casting their ballots in presidential elections. The unanimous decision, arising out of a case from Washington state, essentially gives states the right to outlaw "faithless electors" who cast their votes for people other than those chosen by...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court said that states can bind members of the electoral college who fail to fulfill a pledge to vote for a state's popular vote winner in presidential elections. The case comes as the election season is heating up and the Electoral College will once again be front and center in an increasingly polarized...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court rules states can require presidential electors to back popular vote winner. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    by Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell Many Americans are surprised to learn that in U.S. presidential elections, the members of the Electoral College do not necessarily have to pick the candidate the voters in their state favored. Or do they? This month the Supreme Court will rule on the independent powers of electors, which...