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Does the GOP have all the electors in their pocket? They are talking like they do. (Original Post) Boogiemack Nov 2020 OP
Rudy's down there checking on it Blue Owl Nov 2020 #1
Do you mean hand in the pants checking? ARPad95 Nov 2020 #4
Combing through his legal briefs Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2020 #7
DUzy! Lisa0825 Nov 2020 #8
No. Statistical Nov 2020 #2
This is the best thing that I've seen. Lol NT griffi94 Nov 2020 #5
No Beaverhausen Nov 2020 #3
Whew! Karma13612 Nov 2020 #6
No, they do not. The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #9
The slate of electors are known partisans DeminPennswoods Nov 2020 #10
Yes, it's a reward for being a loyal party functionary. roamer65 Nov 2020 #11
Do you have any clue how the electoral college works? Fiendish Thingy Nov 2020 #12


(19,264 posts)
2. No.
Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:36 PM
Nov 2020

Stage of election denial
1) We are down but the states haven't all been called yet.
2) The media called it but there are still votes out there.
3) The vote is final but there is still a recount
4) Electors can be faithless the electoral college can still save us.
5) We lost.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(112,961 posts)
9. No, they do not.
Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:48 PM
Nov 2020

State legislatures don't chose the electors; the parties in the respective states do. Electors in most states are chosen at the state party conventions when each political party’s state convention nominates and votes on a slate of electors. In a few states, electors are chosen by a vote of the state party’s central committee. Electors are usually elected officials or party leaders in the state. Each party’s presidential candidate ends up with their own slate of potential electors. When we vote for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of a political party, we are actually voting for the slate of electors who have pledged to cast their votes for that party. Since all states except for Nebraska and Maine are winner-takes-all states, all of the electors chosen by the party whose candidate got the popular vote in that state will go to that candidate. The legislatures can't do anything to change the electors. "Faithless electors" are uncommon and have never altered the outcome of an election, and the Trump campaign would have to turn a large number of Democratic electors to change the result.


(15,190 posts)
10. The slate of electors are known partisans
Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:53 PM
Nov 2020

They are usually high-ranking members of the Dem or Republican parties. CSPAN has covered the vote of electors in the state. They (or youtube) probably have archival footage of it and you can see for yourself.

I am sure the GOP has all its own electors in their pocket.

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