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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:43 pm 
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New Mexico Bill to Replace “Disobedient” Presidential Electors

New Mexico Representative Matthew McQueen (D-Santa Fe) has introduced HB 425. It says if a presidential elector does not vote for his or her party’s presidential nominee, he or she will be replaced. The text of the bill is here. It seems to imply that an independent presidential candidate will never carry New Mexico, because it only deals with party nominees for presidential elector. Here is the legislative analyst’s description of the bill.

http://ballot-access.org/2019/02/16/new ... -electors/


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:38 pm 
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The whole point of the electoral college being made up of human beings is that they can use their free will and go supposedly "faithless" if the situation requires.

I'm not saying they ever do - I think only 2 or 3 did in the entire country in 2016 - but if states are going to prevent their electors from doing this, it just adds to one more reason to scrap the electoral college.

It's not doing what Hamilton said it was for - and states making steps like this will prevent it from EVER doing so.

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