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Source: Politico

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that states are free to remove and punish presidential electors who break with their pledges to support designated candidates.

Advocates for so-called faithless electors argued that the Constitution’s silence on the issue should prevent states from being able to fine or swap out electors who stray from the winner of the statewide popular vote, but the justices ruled that states can use such measures to coerce electors to remain true to their commitments.

In 2016, seven of the 535 electors cast votes at odds with the popular-vote winners and three attempted to do so.

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