It would basically mean mob rule.
How could America reach a point where the Supreme Court will rule on our Electoral College?
If loser don’t like it that they lose, then appeal to more states next time.
That’s why we have it-—so CA and NY will not have 12 million vote margin for Bernie and win the nonexistent “popular vote election.”
Is the Constitution constitutional? We shall see....
Unlike yours, this link explains the challenge:
The headline is a bit misleading, unless there are two electoral colleges cases that the SCOTUS has agreed to take on. As I understand it, the case before the court is whether states have the Constitutional rights to punish faithless electors who choose to cast their electoral college vote against the wishes of the popular vote in that state. This doesn’t seem like it’s a direct challenge to the electoral college system itself.
Basically for the same reasons why Democrats fought for and protected Jim Crow laws in the South until the mid 1960s.
I have to wonder how Chief Justice Roberts will opine.
How do they Rule to the Constitutionality of something that is written into the Constitution?
Of course, all the States that have imposed giving their Electoral Votes to the Popular Vote Winner are already violating it.
Yeah, I know. That “Shall Not Be Infringed” part is completely ignored already so no surprise.
If the Supremes rule against the college we are back in revolution-mode.
Unlike the writer, the expert she consulted has enough sense to not comment without doing research first.
From the article:
“The Supreme Court will take up appeals in two cases - from Washington state and Colorado - 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 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.:
I would LOVE to see the EC get repealed and then Trump wins the popular vote and they find out if the EC was still used their candidate would have won instead. Bwa ha ha ha!
The democrats ‘THINK’ way ahead. I would not be surprised if Roberts sells us out.
There is only one way the SC can find in this case. FOR the Electoral College. You cant get any more constitutional that whats spelled out in the constitution! This should end the controversy once and for all. I emphasize should.
The Electoral College is unconstitutional. Everybody knows that. /s
No electoral college: Voter Fraud anywhere = Voter Fraud everywhere.
This is the goal. Super Blue majorities can just rack up all the fraud they want, all the illegals, dead, etc. to control all future elections.
These dummies don’t realize you can vote yourself into it, but others will shoot their way out.
The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot ...and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;The reasonable person has to assume that if the Electors were to "seal" the votes, this means it was meant to be kept secret until revealed at a joint session of Congress.
The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;
Why seal the votes if a state was to have an oversight on the results and a chance to negate? How could a state punish faithless Electors after the votes were revealed to a joint session of Congress at least a month later?
Any ruling from the Supreme Court could not possibly be relevant because the Constitution says that nobody knows the results of the Electoral College votes until they are opened in front of the entire Congress. At that point, there is no opportunity for a state or a court to intervene.
The SCROTUS has no standing. It can only be removed or amended via an amendment.
Not that the SCROTUS cares about the Constitution.
Seven cities or five states will then determine the presidency; rule by anarchy.
Baca, (2).:"Does Article II or the Twelfth Amendment forbid a State from requiring its presidential electors to follow the States popular vote when casting their Electoral College ballots."