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Faithless Electors

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Prefect, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Prefect Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    What do you think the over and under of some faithless electors going against Trump? I bet it is going to happen.
     
  2. Fedorable Continues without supporting Sherdog.

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    It was brought up in 2016. I think it's even less likely this year.
     
  3. Confucamus Last of the V8s Platinum Member

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    If they were going to do it, it would have been 2016. They had Hollywood celebrities making artsy-fartsy looking commercials so the country could understand how serious the situation was.
     
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  4. jrams Red Belt

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    There were 10 of them in 2016.
     
  5. Fedorable Continues without supporting Sherdog.

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    2. Thank you for the correction. I meant towards trump.
     
  6. IndyCovaHart Steel Belt

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    Will any go faithless FOR Trump? lol
     
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  7. KeepingItReal Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    That would be hilarious. Imagine Trump winning because of faithless electors. Hehehe.
     
  8. IndyCovaHart Steel Belt

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    Hillary had more defectors than Trump did in 2016!
     
  9. KeepingItReal Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    What do you mean?
     
  10. Jackie Blue Gold Belt

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    There were ten faithless electors in the 2016 US Presidential Election. Three of their votes were invalidated. Seven were validated. Five of those were against Hillary, two were against Trump. Three of the Hillary votes went to Colin Powell. One went to Bernie Sanders. One went to a Native American politician named Faith Spotted Eagle. Of the two Trump votes, one went to Ron Paul and the other went to John Kasich.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faithless_electors_in_the_2016_United_States_presidential_election
     
  11. KeepingItReal Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    Interbadasting.
     
  12. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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  13. Confucamus Last of the V8s Platinum Member

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  14. Jackie Blue Gold Belt

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    Indeed. :)
     
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  15. Lead /Led/ blanket Platinum Member

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    Christ, I didn’t know that. That’s terrifying.

    There was a SCOTUS case that ruled they couldn’t do this. I don’t think it covers each state due to what the case was based around but so long as a state explicitly states what they are obligated to do, I think they can’t do it.
     
  16. Jackie Blue Gold Belt

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    Yes, that's why at least some of the faithless elector votes were thrown out.
     
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  17. KeepingItReal Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    FIFY!
     
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