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displacedinMN 10:50 AM 08-22-2019

A federal appeals court ruled that presidential electors who cast the actual ballots for president and vice president are free to vote as they wish and cannot be required to follow the results of the popular vote in their states. https://t.co/9tdbx5DWUE

— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 22, 2019

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displacedinMN 10:51 AM 08-22-2019
I have not seen this anywhere but twitter. Guessing it will be off to the Supreme Court soon.
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Garcia Bronco 11:09 AM 08-22-2019
Originally Posted by displacedinMN:
This has always been the case, but the state can still remove someone at anytime and it doesn't matter what Carolyn says. Let's see the judge stop it. How a state votes for President is up to the state not a federal court of appeals. They have no authority..
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Prison Bitch 11:09 AM 08-22-2019
We should just do away with elections entirely if that is allowed
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Cave Johnson 11:22 AM 08-22-2019
Between this, Citizens United, Shelby County, the recent gerrymandering SCOTUS case (Common Cause), and Russian interference in our 2016 election, we’re about 90% of the way to becoming a banana republic.
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Beef Supreme 11:26 AM 08-22-2019
Originally Posted by Cave Johnson:
Between this, Citizens United, Shelby County, the recent gerrymandering SCOTUS case (Common Cause), and Russian interference in our 2016 election, we’re about 90% of the way to becoming a banana republic.
Cool, I can get some trendy pants and some boat shoes.
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ping2000 11:29 AM 08-22-2019
Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco:
This has always been the case, but the state can still remove someone at anytime and it doesn't matter what Carolyn says. Let's see the judge stop it. How a state votes for President is up to the state not a federal court of appeals. They have no authority..
This is spot on.
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Chief Northman 11:31 AM 08-22-2019
Originally Posted by Cave Johnson:
Between this, Citizens United, Shelby County, the recent gerrymandering SCOTUS case (Common Cause), and Russian interference in our 2016 election, we’re about 90% of the way to becoming a banana republic.
Becoming?

And LOL at your partisan framing here....
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WhiteWhale 11:51 AM 08-22-2019
Originally Posted by Cave Johnson:
Between this, Citizens United, Shelby County, the recent gerrymandering SCOTUS case (Common Cause), and Russian interference in our 2016 election, we’re about 90% of the way to becoming a banana republic.
A banana republic is a nation who's government is propped up entirely on the back of one economic resource. That resource is often owned by foreign entities who's military power dwarfs the nation in question making them something of a proxy state. The US has both the strongest military AND the most powerful economy in the entire world.

No, we're not 90% of the way there. Unless you're using your own completely made up definition of banana republic.
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NinerDoug 12:03 PM 08-22-2019
Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco:
This has always been the case, but the state can still remove someone at anytime and it doesn't matter what Carolyn says. Let's see the judge stop it. How a state votes for President is up to the state not a federal court of appeals. They have no authority..
True. This is nothing new.
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Garcia Bronco 01:05 PM 08-22-2019
The other thing...what the 2 Judges are saying is that in December...well past the election that this becomes a Federal matter, but depending on the timing this is a state issue. I don't necessarily disagree with that, but the State can sort this out well before and shouldn't be an issue most of the time.
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DJ's left nut 01:15 PM 08-22-2019
This doesn't leave us in a dramatically different spot than we've ever been, really.

But it does make clear that the left is STILL jerking off to the idea of eliminating the Electoral College and allowing 4-5 cities to pretty much unilaterally dictate who wins the Presidency.

So that's nice.
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