The Day After – In Saner Thought

Electors: For over a century, states have based their electors on the popular presidential vote—but what if they don’t? The Washington Post notes that states could change their rules, but doing so after Election Day would violate federal law. That battle could go to the courts and end up in the Supreme Court, where a 6-3 conservative majority would make its ruling.

Electors, Pt. 2: Trump allies (like Sen. Lindsey Graham) say state lawmakers could cancel election results if they see possible fraud, and choose pro-Trump electors instead. But in Pennsylvania, the state’s Senate and House majority leaders wrote an op-ed saying the legislature has no role “in choosing the state’s presidential electors or in deciding the outcome of the presidential election.”

The ‘faithless’: The Journal notes that individual electors could simply switch sides—it’s happened before. But 33 states have “faithless elector” laws that would invalidate at least some of those votes.

The Day After – In Saner Thought