S04, E10: Summer of SCOTUS: Faithless Electors

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2020

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This podcast uses government documents to illuminate the workings of the American government and offer context around the effects of government agencies in your everyday life. Civil Discourse is brought to you by VCU Libraries. Opinions expressed are solely the speakers' own, and do not reflect the views or opinions of VCU, or VCU Libraries. Special thanks to the Workshop for technical assistance. Music by Isaak Hopson. Find more information at https://guides.library.vcu.edu/discourse. As always, no documents were harmed in the making of this podcast.

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politics, government, documents, House, Senate, Congress, President, POTUS, SCOTUS, courts, cases, law, rules

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Aughie and Nia follow up an earlier podcast (Electoral College) with the rulings that were pending at that time. In a unanimous decision, the SCOTUS held that electors must follow the rules their states have set out for voting in the electoral college. The SCOTUS also held that states could punish electors that "go rogue". Discussion ensued on the long term effect this may have on the functioning of the Electoral College.

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American Politics

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S04, E10: Summer of SCOTUS: Faithless Electors

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