As 2020 presidential contest looms, U.S. Supreme Court mulls power of 'electors'
Chiafalo is now at the heart of one of two closely watched cases being argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday that will determine whether electors have the constitutional right to exercise independence and defy the will of the voters - a question touching upon the integrity of American democracy. Paul Smith, vice president of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center voting-rights advocacy group, emphasized the dangers of faithless electors. “An elector could legally accept contributions worth millions of dollars in connection with their official duties,” Smith said, “and the public would never know.”
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