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15:47, 18 January 2020

U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute


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WASHINGTON (Reuters (or Reutter may refer to the following people)) – As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate (candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient of an award or honor, or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example: to be elected to an office — in this case a) who wins their state’s popular vote, an act that could upend an election.

FILE PHOTO: A voter (is a method for a group, such as a meeting or an electorate, in order to make a collective decision or express an opinion usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns) fills in her ballot as she votes in the U.S. midterm elections at a polling place in Westminster, Colorado November 4, 2014.REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

The Supreme Court will take (take is a single continuous recorded performance) up appeals in two cases – from Washington (commonly refers to: Washington (state), United States Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States Federal government of the United States (metonym) Washington metropolitan area, the) state and Colorado (other variants) is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the) – involving electors who decided to vote in the Electoral College process for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 even though she won the popular (or social status is the quality of being well liked, admired or well known to a particular group) vote in their states.

The justices will determine if such so-called faithless electors have the discretion to cast Electoral College votes as they see fit or whether states can impose restrictions including with penalties. The case is expected to be argued in April and decided by the end of June.

President Donald Trump is seeking re-election on Nov. 3, with a field of Democrats seeking their party (party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration of a special occasion)’s nomination to challenge him. His administration did not take a side in either case.

“We are glad the Supreme Court has recognized the paramount importance of clearly determining the rules of the road for presidential electors for the upcoming election (election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. , It is usually used in Democratic nations) and all future elections,” said Lawrence Lessig, a lawyer for the faithless electors (may refer to: Prince-elector or elector, a member of the electoral college of the Holy Roman Empire, having the function of electing the Holy Roman Emperors Elector, a member of an electoral) sanctioned in Washington and Colorado.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, said she hopes the justices will let states enforce their laws (is commonly understood as a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate conduct, although its precise definition is a matter of).

“Unelected and unaccountable presidential electors should not be allowed to decide the presidential election without regard to voters’ choices and state law,” Griswold said.

The dispute involves the U.S. presidential election system set out in the U.S. Constitution in which the winner is determined not by amassing a majority of the national popular vote but by securing a majority of the electoral votes that are allotted to the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (may refer to: Columbia (name), the historical female national personification of the United States of America, and a poetic name for the Americas).

Individuals who serve as Electoral College electors – typically party loyalists – cast (may refer to) these votes. All states, with the exception of Maine and Nebraska, have (or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English verb used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary) a winner-takes-all system awarding all electors to the presidential candidate who wins the state’s popular vote.

The number (number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label) of electors in each state is the sum of its two U.S. senators and its number of members in the House of Representatives, based on population size. The District (district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by local government) of Columbia, which is not a state, is allotted three electors.

Typically an overlooked formality, the Electoral College took on greater importance after the 2016 election, when 10 electors cast ballots for someone other than their party’s candidate. That was an unusually high number of faithless electors and could have changed the outcome in five of the 58 prior U.S. presidential elections, according to legal papers in one of the appeals filed at the Supreme Court.

LOSING THE POPULAR VOTE

Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by a margin of 304 to 227 Electoral College votes despite losing the popular vote nationally by about 3 million votes (is a method for a group, such as a meeting or an electorate, in order to make a collective decision or express an opinion usually following discussions, debates or election campaigns). Faithless electors could change the outcome of presidential elections with thinner Electoral College margins.

Electors pledge to vote for their party’s candidate if that person wins the state’s popular vote. At issue in the cases are laws requiring that electors follow through on those pledges.

While 32 states and the District of Columbia have such laws, a handful enforce them by removing and replacing faithless electors, or in some cases (or CASE may refer to), imposing fines.

FILE PHOTO (photograph (also known as a photo) is an image created by light falling on a photosensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic image sensor, such as a CCD or a CMOS chip): Voters fill in their ballots as they vote in the U.S. midterm elections at a polling place in Westminster, Colorado November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/

The plaintiffs challenged the sanctions, saying they were deprived of their rights under the Constitution’s Article II as well as its 12th Amendment, which spell out the Electoral College (college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one) process.

In Colorado, one elector, Micheal Baca, was replaced and his vote canceled when he sought to vote for Republican John Kasich, Ohio’s former governor. A federal judge dismissed Baca’s challenge (may refer to: Voter challenging or caging, a method of challenging the registration status of voters Euphemism for disability Peremptory challenge, a dismissal of potential jurors from jury duty), but the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year revived the suit, concluding that Baca (may refer to: Baca (surname), including a list of people with the name Baca, Hungarian name of Bața, Bistrița-Năsăud, a village in Romania Baca, Yucatán, seat of Baca Municipality, Mexico Baca)’s constitutional rights were violated.

The Washington state case arose after three faithless electors voted for former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, a moderate Republican, instead of Clinton. They each were (and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as “were and wife” in Germanic-speaking cultures, and in the Old English construction werman, paired) fined $1,000 for their defiance, which they called the first such penalty in U.S. history. The Washington Supreme Court (court is any person or institution, often as a government institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil,) in 2019 upheld the fines.

Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Will Dunham

Published at Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:16:11 +0000

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