After the oral arguments before the court?
Common sense prevails…
While constitution actually provides the elector’s the ability to ‘do their own thing’?
And there have been cases of that very thing…
The high country ruling that freelancers can be replaced ends that….
This is a good thing in that it cements the electoral college to the popular vote…..
The vote by the court was unanimously….
The Washington state law at issue “reflects a tradition more than two centuries old,” she wrote. “In that practice, electors are not free agents; they are to vote for the candidate whom the state’s voters have chosen.”
In an opinion that referred to both the Broadway musical “Hamilton” and the HBO sitcom “Veep,” she added: “The state instructs its electors that they have no ground for reversing the vote of millions of its citizens. That direction accords with the Constitution—as well as with the trust of a nation that here, We the People rule.”
Lower courts had split on the issue, with one saying the Constitution forbids dictating how such officials cast their ballots.
It is one of the rare political cases at the court that seems not to favor one party over another, which might explain the unanimity. (Justice Clarence Thomas disagreed with the majority’s reasoning, but not the outcome).