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Kalwejt
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« on: February 26, 2010, 07:55:07 am »

Obviously not. It's a basic violation of every fairness rule.

But damn, it makes American electoral geography so interesting... Grin

Imagine this forum without EC. No more "discuss with maps".
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 05:06:34 pm »

Actually, a number of States have laws that require electors to vote as they pledged under penalty of law.

Red represents states with laws punishing faithless electors:

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That's just ridiculous. EVs will vote for the candidate they were elected for, as has always happened since 1824.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faithless_elector
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