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A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that presidential electors who cast the actual ballots for president and vice president are free to vote as they wish and cannot be required to follow the results of the popular vote in their states.

The decision could give a single elector the power to decide the outcome of a presidential election — if the popular vote results in an apparent Electoral College tie.

The article goes on to state the following:

It hasn’t been much of an issue in American political history because when an elector refuses to follow the results of a state’s popular vote, the state simply throws the ballot away. But Tuesday’s ruling says states cannot do that.

The decision, from a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, is a victory for Micheal Baca, a Colorado Democratic elector in 2016. Under state law, he was required to cast his ballot for Hillary Clinton, who won the state’s popular vote. Instead, he crossed out her name and wrote in John Kasich, a Republican and then the governor of Ohio.

The secretary of state removed Baca as an elector, discarded his vote and brought in another elector who voted for Clinton. In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court said the nullification of Baca’s vote was unconstitutional.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. How does this effect the whole country, it was just one state, Colorado, where it was contested. I am sure there will be many such lawsuits between now and the election about this same thing. I mean even part of the article said that electors changing their vote could only happen if both candidates TIED!

  2. I am sick of these political judges circumventing how our Founding Fathers intended our Country to be fun. How is it one unelected judge can make these types of decisions? I believe all judges (with the exception of the Supreme Court) should have term limits; no more than four years.

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