Questions About Electoral College Emerge Once Again (WABE 90.1)



By John Lorinc • Nov 15, 2016

KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov 16, 2016) — With Hillary Clinton leading the popular vote in the presidential election, it didn't take long for people to start talking about the Electoral College – and the possibility of some electors changing their votes.

Georgia is a winner-take-all state, but there are no laws binding electors' choices. 

So is it possible that an elector here might still cast a vote for Hillary Clinton?   

"The electoral that will cast 16 votes for Georgia are all staunch Republicans.  And there's no chance that they're going to change their minds and vote for Hillary Clinton," said Dr. Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University. "And it's that way in most of the other states too.  So it's not really a fruitful path." ...


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