“Supreme Court Seems Ready to Curb ‘Faithless Electors’”

Adam Liptak for the NYT:

The Supreme Court seemed ready on Wednesday to allow states to require members of the Electoral College to cast their votes for the presidential candidates they had pledged to support.

In two arguments concerning “faithless electors” from the states of Washington and Colorado, several of the justices focused on the practical consequences of their ruling or, as Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh put it, “the avoid-chaos principle of judging.”

“If it’s a close call or a tiebreaker,” he said, “we should not facilitate or create chaos.”

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