U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit undercuts progressive efforts to nullify Electoral College, rules electors can vote freely.
In a significant blow to state-by-state progressive efforts to effectively replace the Electoral College with a national popular vote, a federal appeals court ruled that presidential electors in the Electoral College have the absolute right to vote for presidential candidates of their choice.
The electoral college is to protect the states, to make sure all states have a say. Nobody wants New York and California to decide who runs the entire country.
10th Circuit decision dooms Democrats’ “national popular vote compact”…
— Alex Bendyna (@bendynaa) August 22, 2019
On Tuesday, the Denver-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled that the Colorado secretary of state violated the Constitution when he removed an Electoral College delegate who had chosen to vote for John Kasich instead of Hillary Clinton. The secretary of state nullified the vote of the delegate and installed a new delegate who voted in accordance with the popular vote of the state of Colorado.
Michael Baca, a loyal Democratic voter, was elected as a delegate to the Electoral College in November 2016. By voting for Kasich instead of Hillary, Baca was attempting to be a part of a movement by Electoral College delegates across the country to pull away votes from both Trump and Hillary so as to send the election to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Constitution provides that if no candidate receives 50% plus one vote (270 Electoral College votes), then the top three candidates in the Electoral College are to be presented to the House of Representatives and the House is to select the next president.
Baca’s plan was dependent upon other Republican Electoral College delegates also voting for Kasich. Trump received 304 Electoral College votes and, for the plan to succeed, 35 Republican delegates would have also had to cast their votes for Kasich. While Kasich would not have received any votes in the general election, his third-place finish in the Electoral College would have made him eligible for the Republican-controlled House to elect him as president of the United States. More
Strange how elected democrats take the oath to defend and protect the Constitution and then right after begin trying to destroy it. The electoral college was just fine when Obama won in a landslide in 2008. No complaints there, from anyone.
Good. If Ds want the electoral college removed, they need to amend the Constitution. That is the only valid way to accomplish it, but also the one they refuse to attempt as it is doomed to fail.
— Azariah Wolf (@AzariahWolf) August 22, 2019
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