Supreme Court to hear #FaithlessElector arguments this month

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments on May 13 about the constitutionality of Faithless Elector laws established by the states, and it will deliver an opinion this summer. At stake is whether Electors are independent actors, or are bound by the laws of their respective states. Until very recently, most scholars seemed […]

Anything But Straightforward

For the Electoral College, the way forward is anything but straightforward. In the 1796 presidential election, when one elector, Samuel Miles, who was pledged to Adams (Federalist candidate) changed his mind and voted for Jefferson (Democratic-Republican candidate), Federalist party members were outraged. One wrote, “Do I choose Samuel Miles to determine for me whether John […]