On February 16, the Arizona House passed HB 2302 by a vote of 34-24. It says that any presidential elector who fails to vote for the presidential candidate who received the most votes in November is deemed to have resigned. … Continue reading
On February 23, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed HB 1037. It lets independent candidates for President choose a stand-in vice-presidential running mate; it does the same for independent gubernatorial candidates, relative to Lieutenant Governor. The bill also moves the … Continue reading
On February 23, the Arizona State Senate unanimously passed SB 1307, which moves the deadline for political parties to file the names of their presidential elector candidates from late May to late August.
On February 24, attorneys for the Arkansas Secretary of State filed this reply brief, arguing that it is constitutional for Arkansas to require newly-qualifying parties to choose all their nominees (except President) an entire year before the election. Libertarian Party … Continue reading
As reported last year, four federal lawsuits are pending over whether presidential electors have a constitutional right to make a free decision as to whom to vote for in the electoral college. The governments of Colorado and Minnesota are trying … Continue reading
Last year, the Washington Secretary of State fined P. Bret Chiafalo and Levi Guerra $1,000 each, because even though they were Democratic Party presidential electors, they didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the electoral college. The two electors are contesting … Continue reading