Since those electors are the way the POTUS is chosen
Tue Nov 6, 2018 10:06am

YEAH, it makes sense that the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has PLENTY of say in how it all works.

NO STATE gets to decide how many electors they get. They can only decide who to choose to be electors.

The state cannot FORCE any elector to cast his or her vote as the STATE wants them to, they can only SUGGEST that the elector follow the "winner take all" method favored by most of the states.

FACT IS, electors are free to cast their votes ANY WAY THEY PLEASE. Those who don't cast them for whomever WON THEM are "rogue electors", but they CAN and sometimes DO exactly as they wish.

THAT is why the WINNER isn't actually the POTUS ELECT until those electors cast their votes in December of the election year.

Sorry, YOU don't know what you're talking about. States can and DO choose their electors, but that's ALL they have legal authority over. The individual ELECTOR essentially answers to the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT for the election of the POTUS and is EXPECTED, but not legally forced, to cast their vote for the "winner".

Winner takes all is commonly used in states, but it is NOT how the system was originally DESIGNED in the constitution. The constitution simply doesn't PREVENT the electors from going with Winner Take All.

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