- Mar 3, 2018
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- San Diego
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The trouble with your "IF" suggestion is public outcry. It would be like saying, let's make a law that says only people who can pass a civics test can vote.Hi!
I was postulating a situation in which one party -- that's party, not Democratic Party or Republican Party -- has control of a sufficient number of State legislatures and, perhaps, the governorships of those states, to permit passing state laws permitting the legislature to name and instruct the members of their state's electors without respect to any vote of the state's citizens.. I know of nothing in the Constitution which prevents this. My reason for posting was to note how the United States of America could become a single-party nation even though it is a republic form of democracy. It has nothing to do with 'faithless' electors. The selected electors would be entirely faithful to their marching orders.
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Sure you could, but there would be a huge public backlash.
Moreover, those electors who choose the candidate who didn't win the popular vote, without regard to the method of their selection, are still called faithless electors.