VERIFY: Legal experts say legislatures can’t ignore popular vote to replace electors


In an article in Just Security, Adav Noti writes: “To be absolutely clear: A state legislature cannot overrule the state’s popular vote for president. This is not a close case.” “Under the constitutional timing provision as implemented by federal law, the absolute last day a state legislature could have decided to appoint the state’s presidential electors for this election was Nov. 3, 2020,” says Noti, senior director, trial litigation, of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.

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