Supreme Court confronts 'faithless electors' as 2020 presidential election looms
The non-partisan Campaign Legal Center urged the court to uphold states' rights to bind its electors to the candidate chosen by voters. To do otherwise, the group said, would "invite corruption and impropriety." "It does seem like such a terrible idea," says Paul Smith, the group's vice president for litigation and strategy. Trying to eliminate the Electoral College by empowering 538 electors, he says, is "a little bit of playing with fire."
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