October 22, 2004

Whose Vote is it Anyway?

Republican Elector Says He Will Switch Vote If Bush Wins His State

Explaining his decision to change his vote as an elector, Robb said he is a "principled elector" who has "qualified discretion" about who he chooses regardless of who the people of his state decide should get the votes for president[emphasis mine].
I thought it was the Democrats who knew what was best for us, despite what we try to decide for ourselves. It must be catching.

Posted by Vox at October 22, 2004 01:31 PM | politics

That is his right, and it is not without precedent, but you have to question the party officials that chose to place him on the ballot.

Posted by: bk at October 22, 2004 01:45 PM

(embarassed correction... I cannot believe I wrote it that way...)

I meant, of course, ".. officials *who* placed him on the ballot."

Posted by: bk at October 22, 2004 01:47 PM

a voter switched sides during both the elections of ronnie.

Posted by: broken at October 22, 2004 07:05 PM

One list of faithless electors can be found at

Only 26 states and D.C. have laws binding the electors.

This issue got a lot of press in 2000.

Posted by: bk at October 22, 2004 08:22 PM

Of course that is his right. People are always threatening that - or trying to convince electors to do it. I find humor in the statement I emphasized.

Posted by: Vox at October 22, 2004 10:36 PM