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  •  Are you sure? I would think that selecting them (1+ / 0-)
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    in advance would be perfectly legal as long as it was only done for that one election and not something like "this state's electors will be X, Y, and Z for the next 20 years".

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:01:39 PM PST

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    •  Oh, right (0+ / 0-)

      Yeah, it would be legal. Though the argument might be that for equal protection to be satisfied, the legislature must be through one election itself before passing that law (e.g. Legislature must be subject to elections before picking Presidential electors). Otherwise, yeah, I think it's "fine".

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:09:00 PM PST

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      •  That might not necessarily be required as a (0+ / 0-)

        new legislature could always change their mind and set it back.  Still, they would probably do it that way just to avoid some legal challenges and there really wouldn't be any downside as they would probably easily be voted out if they pulled a stunt like that.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:31:00 PM PST

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