Faithless Electors

Faithless electors are members of the US Electoral College who either abstain from voting or decide to vote for a candidate who is not their state’s popular choice. Such electors go rogue and have been seen in several of the US presidential elections- including the 1st election in 1788-89. Till date, faithless electors haven’t been able to overturn an election. A recent US Supreme Court ruling enables the states to punish such faithless electors.

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