faithless electors

I was thinking about the electoral college and the possibility of an elector voting for someone other than they person they were supposed to vote for.  They’re apparently called faithless electors.  Many states have laws that would punish faithless electors, although they’ve never had to enforce them.  It has happened from time to time.  In 2000, one of them voted for nobody “in protest of DC’s lack of representation in congress”.  In 2004, one of them accidentally voted for John Ewards [sic].

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