close Video Supreme Court rules states can bind faithless electors Fox News chief legal analyst Shannon Bream breaks down what the ruling means. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: The Electoral College dodges another bullet - Trump still stuck in thirties as independents flee – Wait. What? Biden says he will ‘transform’ America – Dems thinking big - Lights, camera… pellets THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE DODGES ANOTHER BULLET Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and Electoral College foe, had taken up the case of four electors from the previous presidential contest who tried to ignore the will of the voters. The electors from Washington State and Colorado wanted to vote for someone other than Hillary Clinton to entice Trump-bound electors to do the same. The argument from the plaintiffs is that the members of the Electoral College should be free to vote as they see fit – much the same way the Founders imagined. As Alexander Hamilton put it, “men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation” would gather to decide whom the next president would be. But that idea quickly went by the wayside. In… Read full this story
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