Supreme Court Rules Against 'Faithless Electors' in CO Case

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Paul Smith is vice president for litigation and strategy with the Campaign Legal Center, which filed a brief supporting Colorado's law. He said electors could be influenced in other ways if states weren't allowed to rein them in. "There's no conflict-of-interest rules. There's no disclosure rules. They could be getting paid by the Russians. None of that would be illegal," Smith said. "And so that was just one of the arguments that was made to the Court about how we really ought to keep the electors as mere placeholders, figureheads who just vote the way the state voted."

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