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Wed Apr 13, 2022, 04:47 PM

Question on our elections please

The rethugs have a plan to do away with electoral college votes. So my question is what will this do to state LOCAL candidates that win or lose? I was thinking about Texas for instance. Could the Texas state legislature interfere IF O'Rourke win? (if he wins) What about other RETHUGLICON contrlled states local elections? Just trying to understand what will happen with them. TY in advance.

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Reply Question on our elections please (Original post)
bluestarone Apr 2022 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2022 #1
bluestarone Apr 2022 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2022 #8
Glorfindel Apr 2022 #3
SoonerPride Apr 2022 #4
Glorfindel Apr 2022 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2022 #9
TheRealNorth Apr 2022 #6
bluestarone Apr 2022 #7

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2022, 04:57 PM

1. Since the Electoral College only deals with the Presidential

election, there will be no affect on local candidates.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 13, 2022, 04:59 PM

2. TY! so

No way could the state legislature mess with local candidates votes? (in any rethuglicon state)

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 13, 2022, 09:36 PM

8. Well, maybe they could, but not by screwing with the EC votes.

Think of it this way: if the Easter Bunny loses the candy he was planning to give you, that doesn't mean Santa Claus won't still show up.

I know, terrible analogy, but the only one I could come up with.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 13, 2022, 05:02 PM

4. I believe what the OP is referring to is changing the slate of electors

The Electoral College will still exist but if a state legislature doesn't like how the state voted (say if Ohio goes for Biden) they can simply replace the electors going to Washington and replace them with electors who will vote for their candidate.

This has happened in dozens of swing states where they changed the laws allowing them to replace electors.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 13, 2022, 05:08 PM

5. You're right, of course. I totally misunderstood. Deleting my post. NT

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 13, 2022, 09:37 PM

9. Can you actually point to a time where a state has replaced the duly elected Electors

with the other slate?

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2022, 06:00 PM

6. My understanding is that in some of the red states....

They have politicized the whole mechanism of running the election to the point that you could have Republicans refuse to certify a Democratic winning (like a US Senate seat, for example).

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 13, 2022, 06:15 PM

7. Yea figured that.

I was concerned about state local status. Sounds like the state legislatures cannot get involved with changing local results. I was concerned about if O'ourke beats Abbott.

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