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Ferrets are Cool

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In response to a question from wifey last nite, I did some digging on the Electoral College

And found out something I did not know. Members are NOT bound to vote for the voters choice for POTUS.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/us/politics/electoral-college-faithless-elector.html

In a ruling that kicks at the foundation of how America chooses presidents, a federal appeals court on Tuesday said members of the Electoral College, who cast the actual votes for president, may choose whomever they please regardless of a state’s popular vote.

The ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver said Colorado was out of bounds in 2016 when it canceled the vote of a so-called faithless elector named Michael Baca. Mr. Baca, a Democrat, wrote in the name of John Kasich, a Republican who was Ohio’s governor at the time, even though Hillary Clinton carried Colorado, earning its nine electoral votes. The secretary of state replaced Mr. Baca with another elector who then voted for Mrs. Clinton.

“The text of the Constitution makes clear that states do not have the constitutional authority to interfere with presidential electors who exercise their constitutional right to vote for the president and vice president candidates of their choice,” the court majority wrote in a split ruling by a three-judge panel.


Just one more reason we need to rid ourselves of this outdated form of choosing a President.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sun Nov 8, 2020, 10:49 AM (13 replies)

All this DANCING IN THE STREETS is so much better than

driving round the block in your PU Truck and Nazi Flags.

Democrats just know how to celebrate better.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 05:41 PM (1 replies)

Four years ago on November 9th, I was in a state of Despair and Depression

I hope every Freeper and Repug that voted for this POS feels the same feelings that I did then.

They will not suffer the same way that WE did, but I wish them nothing but mental anguish.

GO BLUE!!!! BIDEN AND HARRIS FOR THE WIN!!!!
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:18 PM (3 replies)

The most Un-Presidential President ever. nt

Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Thu Nov 5, 2020, 07:11 PM (0 replies)

When does he order the troops in?

I'm being serious. I would NEVER put that past him?
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Thu Nov 5, 2020, 07:01 PM (8 replies)

I just want to go on record that I HATE most of my fellow Alabamians...

at least 60% if them. Hate is a strong word, but it is fitting here. Doug Jones is a wonderful man and deserves better than the treatment he got yesterday.

A big ole FUCK YOU to every MFer who voted for the scum named T. Tubbyville.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:12 PM (9 replies)

I wish we had a "I Voted" thread, but since I can't find one...it was an hour long wait

at my voting place. It was a beautiful day and I was proud to vote an ALL DEMOCRATIC BALLOT. The best thing I saw today was that there were NO tRump signs out in front. All Biden and Jones signs Also, there was NO sign of intimidation
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Tue Nov 3, 2020, 12:45 PM (6 replies)

Per KO...tRump has the support of 75% of the Dicks in the country.



Watch the last 30 seconds

Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon Nov 2, 2020, 08:18 PM (8 replies)
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