“No, Presidential Elector Litigation Will Not Lead To Chaos”

Jason Harrow for Take Care:

Rick Hasen is among the sharpest minds in the world of election law, and I find myself nodding in violent agreement with most of what he writes. That’s why I was surprised to read his recent Slate piece, in which he claims that litigation attempting to get the Supreme Court to answer the question of whether presidential electors are free to vote for whoever they choose is a mere “ploy” that could “backfire spectacularly.” I successfully represented the presidential electors in the Baca case in the Tenth Circuit, and I just don’t see it.

To understand why, it’s important to lay out the way presidential elections work today and how they could go awry


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