TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 22, 2019
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that presidential electors who cast the actual ballots for president are free to vote as they wish and cannot be required to follow the results of the popular vote in their states, NBC News reports. It hasn't been much of an issue in American political history because when an elector has refused to follow the results of a state's popular vote, the state has simply thrown the ballot away. But Tuesday's ruling says states cannot do that.