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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 04:21 PM

via Daily Kos: A Plausible Action Item via Lawrence Lessig - call your AG in Clinton states


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OK, I have been pushing for petitions, etc, but here is an action item which really can make a difference if we push hard to get the AGs in states Clinton won to get on board.

Lawrence Lessig, from Harvard Law, has a really great post up about how one can argue that the “majority rules” approach most states use to choose electors is in fact unconstitutional and violates the equal protection clause of the constitution. He points out that part of the Bush v Gore case in fact sets important precedent for this, and he puts forward a first draft outline of the argument written by a friend of his. The point is that state Attornies General in states Clinton won would have to file to the supreme court for an immediate injunction against the electoral college until this is remedied. Lessig’s friends provides a helpful spreadsheet showing scenarios that could pass the equal protection clause. They essentially mimic the popular vote.

Lessig points out that he is not bringing up the small state vs. big state impact that is baked into the constitution. That would require a full on change to the constitution.


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http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/5/1607581/-A-Plausible-Action-Item-via-Lawrence-Lessig-call-your-AG-in-Clinton-states

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Reply via Daily Kos: A Plausible Action Item via Lawrence Lessig - call your AG in Clinton states (Original post)
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 OP
Wellstone ruled Dec 2016 #1
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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 04:38 PM

1. Great ideas abound.

 

But,if the Clinton Campaign does not sign on,everything is futile. BTW,where did the Clinton Campaign disappear to?

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 04:51 PM

3. Some of them are working on the recount.

I know this is the case in Wisconsin. They are assisting with the effort. They also continue to work on voter suppression issues.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 04:56 PM

4. Thanks,

 

our so called Media has put a freeze on anything Clinton apparently. Only stuff out there is all lock her up crap. So much for truth telling.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 05:13 PM

5. Here's a link to an article

This includes lawyers from the Clinton team, who've been working on these issues for a long time. They were the ones who, after the Arizona primary, tried to get more polling places open.

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/scotus_redistricting_racial_gerrymandering

As I've stated before, there are so many suppression techniques in so many areas, it's like playing whack-a-mole.


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Response to LisaM (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 05:22 PM

6. Thanks again for the info.

 

There are millions looking for this info.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 04:46 PM

2. General Attorneys Phone Numbers to call:

 

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